UM Career Services Office Now Offers CPA Exam

October 16, 2015

MISSOULA – Testing Services, a division of the Office of Career Services at the University of Montana, now offers the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination to test-takers hoping to earn CPA licensure in Montana and other states.

Previously, Helena and Billings were the only testing sites in Montana, forcing UM accounting students to travel to take it. The new availability in Missoula will make the examination process more convenient and less stressful for accounting students in Western Montana.

“Having the CPA exam offered on the UM campus in Missoula is a huge benefit to UM accounting students and anyone on this side of the state,” said Teresa Beed, UM professor and director of the Master of Accountancy program at the School of Business Administration. “Many students went to Spokane when the Helena testing site was full. Current students are elated they don’t have to travel for the exam. We’re grateful to UM Career Services for working so hard to make this a reality.”

Test-takers can schedule morning or afternoon appointments to take the exam Monday through Friday (and some Saturday mornings) in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November. Test-takers need to go online to to apply and pay for the exam and to\cpa to schedule a day and time to take it. 

Testing Services at UM is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round. Testing also is available some Saturday mornings. The office is located in Suite 154 of the Lommasson Center.

For more information about the CPA or other exams Testing Services offers, call Tammi Flickinger at 406-243-2175 or email

Contact: Tammi Flickinger, testing coordinator, UM Office of Career Services/Testing Services, 406-243-2175,