Rules & CPA Certification

The MNCPA is not a regulatory body. The Minnesota Board of Accountancy (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 checklist to determine whether to contact the MNCPA or the Minnesota BOA for answers. 

Becoming a CPA
Description of college requirements to apply for the CPA exam and earn your CPA certificate. 

CPE rules
Information on credit requirements and limitations, reporting CPE to the Minnesota BOA, record keeping. 

CPA certificate information
Education and experience required to apply for your certificate.

Public accounting firm requirements
Details and links regarding renewal for firms and sole proprietors. 

Rules and certification FAQ
Answers to common questions about certificate renewal, CPE reporting, and CPA certificate status options. 

MNCPA membership is half off

Saving 50% just makes cents, right? But the savings don’t stop there. Keep an extra $20-100 in your pocket on most seminars, conferences and webinars when you join the MNCPA. That’s in addition to members-only access to online resources, career tools and networking opportunities. 

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