Rules & CPA Certification
Please note: The MNCPA is not a regulatory body. The Minnesota BOA and IRS have the final authority for interpreting and implementing statutes. If you have unique questions or situations, please contact the Minnesota BOA or IRS for assistance.
MNCPA and Minnesota BOA differences
Use this quick reference to determine whether to contact the MNCPA or the Minnesota BOA to find answers to your questions about CPA regulations and certification.
Becoming a CPA
Description of college requirements to apply for the CPA exam and earn your CPA certificate.
Information on credit requirements and limitations, reporting CPE to the Minnesota BOA, record keeping and more.
CPA certificate information
Education and experience required to apply for your certificate. Requirements vary depending on when you took the CPA exam.
Registered Tax Preparer
Explanation of IRS regulation including details on PTINs, competency exam and CPE requirements.
Rules and certification FAQ
Answers to common questions the MNCPA receives about certificate renewal, CPE requirements and reporting, and active vs. inactive certificates.