If you plan on taking the CPA exam in Maryland anytime soon, now's the time you'll want to start paying attention.
Why? Because it's time to reveal the most frequent reasons why CPA exam applications in Maryland are delayed or denied.
Maryland's State Board of Public Accountancy compiled the list at the MACPA's request, and we're spreading the word in the hope of minimizing the number of incomplete applications the State Board receives. (Special thanks to State Board Administrative Officer Linda Rhew for compiling this list. Linda is responsible for reviewing each CPA exam application and verifying all of the documentation, so please, do her a favor: Get it right next time.)
Here we go — the most frequent reasons why CPA exam applications in Maryland are delayed or denied:
And a few more reminders, straight from the State Board:
“It may take up to 90 days once all documents have been received before a review of your application can be completed. You will not be contacted by our office until your application has been reviewed. At this time, if you are approved you will receive an e-mail alerting you to this and it will indicate if you were approved for the exam only, or for both the exam and the licensure requirements. If you are denied, you will receive a letter explaining why you were denied and what your next steps in the process are. Applications are reviewed in the order in which the last required official documents are received.”
Piece o' cake, right?
Last piece of advice: Complete this course inventory worksheet before you start the online application process. Doing so will help you complete the online form quickly and accurately.
One more thing: Good luck.