PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
PERIOD ENDING JUNE 30, 2013
CPE forms for the compliance period ending June 30, 2013
were mailed Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
of continuing professional education (CPE) for the twelve months ending June
30, 2013, is due to the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy on or
before August 1, 2013. The CPE compliance requirement for the twelve
months ending June 30, 2013, is a minimum forty (40) CPE credit hours. Chapter 4 of the Rules and Regulations
and the Board’s web site provide complete CPE compliance information.
Ethics CPE: Four (4) CPE credit hours in Ethics,
Professional Conduct, Public Accountancy Law and Regulations [ethics] must
be earned and reported for the triennial period July 1, 2010, through June
30, 2013. A minimum of one (1) of
these ethics CPE credit hours must be in the Mississippi Public Accountancy
Law, Rules and Regulations.
Ethics - MS Law, Rules and Regulations 1 minimum
Ethics - General 3
Total Triennial Ethics CPE Requirement 4
These ethics CPE credit
hours must be Board approved in order for a CPA to retain the credit. Any hours previously reported in 2011 and
2012 as ethics CPE, but not approved by the Board, will not satisfy your ethics
CPE requirement. In order to have
hours qualify as ethics CPE, an approval request should be submitted to the
Board by either the CPE sponsor or the individual CPA. The Application for CPE Program Approval can
be found at this link: Application for CPE Program Approval
The Board’s listing of
approved ethics CPE programs for the triennial period July 1, 2010 through June
30, 2013, can be found at this link: Ethics Approved for Triennial Period Ending June 30, 2013
accordance the Board Rules and Regulations, a CPA will not be permitted
to register a license if not in compliance with the CPE requirements. In addition, a CPA must report on the Board
prescribed reporting form even if the number reported is zero. A blank reporting form will be interpreted as
zero CPE credit hours. Please be aware
that a CPA who fails to complete and report the minimum CPE credit hours
accrued during the applicable reporting period will be subject to Trial Board
current CPE reporting form may be found at this link:
CPE Reporting Form
Chapter 2 of the Board Rules and Regulations sets requirements and procedures for applications, transitioning, etc. for the computerized CPA examination.
Please refer to the Candidate Bulletin for additional examination information. Also, click here for Frequently Asked Questions. Please remember that the answers to these frequently asked questions are general in nature and not intended to apply to specifics of the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy requirements. You may also find a computerized CPA Examination Tutorial and test tips at CPA Exam Tutorial.
Current examination fees are as follows:
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Board application fees have not changed. Such fees are based on the number of sections for each application and are added to the examination fee for total fees paid.
You can download the current Exam Application.pdf. Please remember - submitting an incorrect application will only delay processing for your examination section(s).
Exam Scoring: The Board receives and releases paper scores as received. Candidates who test in the first part of a testing window may qualify for earlier receipt of scores, depending on the examination content administered to them, the examination volume and the distribution of examinees within the testing window. Candidates may check advisory scores online at www.nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/Mississippi by using the Section ID along with date of birth.