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New Jersey CPA Requirements

New Jersey CPA Exam Requirements

When readying for the New Jersey CPA exam, it's vital to make sure you know what New Jersey CPA requirements are in place. If you don’t know the New Jersey requirements for CPA exam admission, all your studying and preparation can be stalled until you complete them all. Keep your New Jersey CPA review materials fresh in your mind by being as ready as possible, with all requirements checked off before it’s time to sit the exam.

Education Requirements
Credit Requirements: To Sit – Bachelor's Degree; To Become Licensed – 150 semester units (225 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: A Bachelor's Degree with 24 or 30 semester hours in accounting courses (depending on school's accreditation) and 24 in business courses
Additional Requirements: 150 hours (including B.A. or higher degree); 24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in accounting at undergraduate level or 15 hours in accounting at graduate level which includes financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: NO US citizenship required.
Minimum Age: 18

License Requirements
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: No
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in the practice of public accountancy; the experience includes intensive and diversified experience in accounting or auditing
Ethics Exam: Must pass exam on the laws, regulations and code of ethical conduct in effect in the state of New Jersey

New Jersey State Board Contacts
New Jersey State Board of Public Accountancy
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6380
Fax: (973) 648-2855

New Jersey CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section: $225

Examination Fees

  • AUD - $190.35
  • FAR - $190.35
  • BEC - $171.25
  • REG - $171.25

Registration Fees

  • 1 examination sections - $70.00
  • 2 examination sections - $85.00
  • 3 examination sections - $100.00
  • 4 examination section - $135.00

CPA Exam Resources
CPA Examination Review Materials
New Jersey Society of CPAs
New Jersey CPA Application Forms
NASBA – New Jersey
CPA Requirements in Other States