Due to extremely high application volume, please allow up to 8 weeks for application processing.
Before applying for a CPA license through NASBA’s Licensing Service, please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s licensure requirements below.
To apply for a CPA license, you will be asked to create a user account upon your first usage of our licensing online application tool. Registering for a user account will allow you to obtain the required documents to submit with your licensure application, apply for the license, maintain your current information and check the status of your license application.
Please allow up to two weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.
NASBA Licensing offers Advisory Evaluations for Licensure as an optional service. An Advisory Evaluation will identify any academic deficiencies in your education before you submit a first-time application for the licensing.
Below are the requirements to apply for a CPA license in Montana. The requirements differ depending on the date you completed the Uniform CPA Examination:
If you completed the CPA Exam IN OR BEFORE May 1996:
If you completed the CPA Exam BETWEEN November 1996 and May 1997:
If you completed the CPA Exam IN OR AFTER November 1997:
An accredited school is one that is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or one of the following regional accrediting agencies:
There are two general requirements to apply for a CPA license in Montana. You must have passed both the:
Below are experience requirements you must obtain to apply for a CPA license in Montana:
The NASBA Experience Verification service is available to those who do not have access to an active U.S. CPA for verification.
All applications for licensure and/or renewal must be submitted through the NASBA Online Licensing Application System.
Click the following link to apply online:
To apply for a license in Montana by reciprocity one must satisfy the following:
Education requirements must be met through academic coursework completed at an accredited institution. Professional training is not acceptable toward these requirements. Coursework completed as part of a Chartered Accountant program is considered professional training and is, therefore, not accepted toward the education requirements for the U.S. Uniform CPA License.
Applicants who obtained their education outside the United States must have their educational credentials evaluated by NASBA International Evaluation Services.
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