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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to individuals that pass the Uniform CPA Examination and meet the education and experience requirements. The CPA designation helps enforce professional standards in the accounting industry. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is the highest accounting credential in the United States. CPA ensures global recognition for accounting & finance professionals.

The Board of Accountancy provides assurance to the public that the CPA profession in Mississippi operates at the highest level of professional competence through, verification of education and experience credentials. 


CPE Requirements
40 hours every year
License Renewal Period
August 1, every year
CPE Reporting Cycle
July 1 to June 30 annually
Ethics Requirement
Four (4) hours in every three years, a minimum of one CPE credit hour in Mississippi Public Accountancy Law and Regulations.
Carry Over Credits

Mississippi CPA can carry forward 20 CPE credits in the next reporting cycle

Note: Carry-over credits cannot be used toward the Ethics requirement and Personal Development hours cannot be carried over.

Subject Area Restriction
Mississippi CPA can earn a maximum of 20 CPE Credits from Personal Development courses

Mississippi CPA requires 40 hours of CPE to be completed in every reporting cycle and must be reported to the Board by June 30th of every year as part of the renewal process. 

Click for Further Reference on CPE Regulations for Mississippi CPA.

All licensed CPAs in Mississippi must complete 40 hours of approved continuing education every year. Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are Approved for continuing education for Mississippi CPA.

Here is myCPE 40 CPE Package for Mississippi CPAs that would meet all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

Mississippi State Board of Accountancy has a mandatory requirement that Mississippi (MS) CPA has to earn at least 4 hours of CPE in the subject area of ethics from which at least 1 hour of CPE should be in Mississippi Public Accountancy Law and Regulations. Regulatory AICPA Ethics, Circular 230 Ethics, or Behavioural Ethics all subject areas are approved for qualifying as ethics. At myCPE we provide Ethics courses to all Mississippi (MS) CPAs as a part of our membership initiative including the course in Mississippi Public Accountancy Law and Regulations.

The Mississippi (MS) CPA license renewal period ends on August 1 every year.

A reporting cycle for Mississippi (MS) CPA is from July 1 to June 30 every year.

Here is a Link to the state board website to access FAQs on CPE Requirements and Regulations for Mississippi CPA.

Mississippi State Board of Accountancy specifies all the subject areas of NASBA as qualifying subject areas for CPE. Hence all the programs approved for NASBA fields of study on myCPE shall be eligible for CPE Credits for Mississippi CPAs. Click Here for further reference on the state board website.

There are no minimum CPE requirements in the particular subject area for Mississippi CPA.

You should choose myCPE Packages for Mississippi Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Professionals for the following reasons:

  • Customized packages as per the CPE requirement
  • 4 hours of Ethics learning requirements are completed
  • Most of the learning is from technical subject areas

Our CPE Package for Mississippi CPAs is 100% compliant with the regulations of the Mississippi State Board of Accountancy and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you feel the package is non-compliant, please email our support team at ( and let us know how it is non-compliant and we will happily refund your full payment.

  • The New Mississippi CPA is exempt from earning CPE hours for the first reporting cycle after initial certification.
  • The New CPA is also exempt from Ethics CPE requirement for that triennial period.

All of the following myCPE Learning Activities are approved for Mississippi CPAs CPE
  1. Self-Study Courses (Videos)
  2. Live Webinars
  3. Virtual Events
  4. Articles
  5. Packages
  6. Short Videos
  7. E-Book
  8. Certificate Courses

In addition to the above activities, the following mentioned activities may also contribute towards continuing education
  1. University or college courses (15 CPE hours for each semester hour)
  2. University or college non-credit short courses
  3. Instructor, Lecturer, or Discussion Leader 
  4. Formal organized in-firm education programs
  5. Programs sponsored by recognized professional organizations
  6. Authoring or Publication
  7. Continuing legal education

A licensee must report CPE credit hours on the Board prescribed reporting form and by the required due date of August 1 even if the number reported is zero. A blank reporting form will be interpreted as zero CPE credit hours. You will be responsible for submitting copies of your certificates of completion and/or verification of courses at the time of the audit. You must retain your documentation for at least five (5) years after the end of the applicable one year and the triennial compliance period.

The license renewal fee for Mississippi (MS) CPA is $110.

For Further Information here is a link to its Fee Schedule.

A Mississippi (MS) CPA can complete 100% of the total required CPE credit hours via self-study courses. i.e., a Mississippi (MS) CPA can complete all 40 hours via self-study courses and the 40 CPE Package of myCPE is 100% compliant with that requirement.

Yes, the nano learning method is approved for Mississippi (MS) CPA to fulfill their CPE requirements but the courses should be from NASBA-approved sponsors only. As myCPE is NASBA approved all its nano learning courses are eligible for CPE credits 

A registrant must report, at a minimum, the CPE hours required for the registration renewal period. A maximum of 20 hours that exceed the number required for the current registration renewal period may not be carried forward to a subsequent registration renewal period.

Any Mississippi (MS) CPA who fails to complete the CPE by June 30th is in non-compliance and failure to meet the CPE requirements for renewal during the renewal period may result in disciplinary action.

As myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597) many of our courses are approved for Mississippi CPAs. And for further guidance, we have provided details for “QUALIFIES FOR” on each page of the courses about Approval/Qualifications of CPE Credits for your reference.

As myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597) many of our courses are approved for Mississippi CPAs. And for further guidance, we have provided details for “QUALIFIES FOR” on each page of the courses about Approval/Qualifications of CPE Credits for your reference. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Professional Education Credits based on their occupation/job profile, knowledge requirements as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars. So, make sure you check with the respective state board or regulatory body.


Mississippi State Board of Accountancy governs the accounting and auditing profession in the state of Mississippi! Here is a link to the State Board Website


Approved By
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 143597
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) GEHNZ
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 6273
Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) 8061
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) RP5359
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 714694
FP Canada CE17222
American Payroll Association (APA) 372961
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) 010556
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 158002756
New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA) 002976
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Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) Approved
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Approved
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Approved

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