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Whether you’re already on the path to become a CPA or just exploring your options, this page is for you. Yes, becoming a CPA is challenging, but the rewards are huge. From networking events to scholarships — MTCPA has all the resources you need to get started. And if you can't find what you're looking for, give us a call.

Student Membership

You can join MTCPA for free as a sophomore in college. Student members have access to specialized communications, free attendance at our Annual Conference, discounts on CPA Exam review materials, plus scholarship opportunities at a participating Montana university. You also get free student affiliate membership with the AICPA (national).

What it takes to be a CPA

Okay, need a little more info on what it exactly takes to be a CPA? Check out details on colleges with accounting programs and earning the CPA designation.


Generously funded through contributions from members and private donors, each year MTCPA awards $1000s in scholarships to accounting majors at Montana universities. But you have to qualify to apply — find out if you do.

Student Resources

MTCPA provides our community of future CPAs with the resources needed to excel and perform at the highest levels.

Campus Ambassador Program

MTCPA is researching a Campus Ambassador Program to support students and promote the profession on Montana college and university campuses. If you are interested sponsoring or helping to design the program content please contact Erinn below.

CPA Evolution

The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

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