Nevada CPA Requirements

Effective January 1, 2001 an applicant for CPA Examination or CPA Certification must have a Bachelors Degree that includes 150 hours (credits) of education. Included in the 150 hours the applicant must have the following:

30 semester hours (credits) or 45 quarter hours in Accounting courses above the introductory level. Subjects to be covered include:

  • Financial Accounting 9 Hours
  • Cost Accounting 3 Hours
  • Auditing 3 Hours
  • Federal Income Tax 3 Hours
  • Accounting Electives 12 Hours

3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours of Business Law.

24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours in Business at the undergraduate or graduate level. The courses must in areas other than accounting and courses already provided above. Subjects to be covered include:

  • Behavior of Organizations
  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Computers
  • Data Processing
  • Economics
  • Ethics in Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Applications in Business
  • Statistics
  • Communication
  • Legal & Social Environment

All foreign evaluated transcripts must give a detailed listing of each course indicating the U.S. equivalency of the semester hours in order to apply the 150 hour requirement accurately.

If you have questions regarding your education please contact the board office at (775) 786-0231.


Auditing (AUD)


Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)


Regulation (REG)


Business Environments and Concepts (BEC)


National Candidate Database
PO Box 198469
Nashville, TN 37219
Nevada State Board of Accountancy