Becoming a CPA

Final Steps

If you haven’t already done so, become a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs! Student and CPA Candidates all enjoy the perks of membership at greatly reduced rates.

What Can the MICPA Help You to Do?

  • Find an Internship or Job/Post Your Resume! – Through our online Connections and Careers center, you can search for internships and jobs, plus post your resume for potential employers to view!
  • Get Some Answers! – Call our Member Services Department at 248.267.3747 with any question about the profession and certification. We’ll find you an answer!
  • Save Some Dough! – MICPA has teamed up with dozens of companies to provide valuable discounts on products and services that matter to you, like CPA Exam review courses!
  • Stay In-the-Know! – Student members receive our Student E-News publication, packed with the latest news and information you need to know about succeeding in your education and career!
  • Belong! – Be a part of the more than 90% of Michigan CPAs who are MICPA members!

Once you receive your CPA license, let us know! No matter where you are in your career, the MICPA will be your trusted resource for life!

We offer two simple methods to join:

  1. Apply online
  2. Call our Member Services Department at 248.267.3747.

Final Q&A


Question: That’s a lot of steps! Is this worth the effort?

Answer: Absolutely! There are many benefits to becoming a CPA, including low unemployment, excellent pay, endless job opportunities in various fields and the respect of business leaders and your community at large.


Question: I’ve completed the 3 “E”s. Now what?

Answer: If you’ve completed all the listed requirements, you may apply for your CPA license by going to the Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs accountancy website at Review the checklist and complete the “Application for CPA Certificate and License” form in the “Forms & Publications” section. Good luck!

Question: Can I get a PDF version of this guide?

Answer: Absolutely! Download the printable PDF file here.

Download the PDF Guide

Becoming a CPA

Become a Member of the MICPA Today!

Get connected with 90% of the CPAs in Michigan. There's no better way to demonstrate to prospective employers that you're serious about a career in accounting, and you get access to great member benefits like reduced pricing on exam review courses!