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New Jersey CPA Exam Requirements

Exam Requirements

Eligibility for Examination

To take the Uniform CPA Examination, you must be at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character, and satisfy the following education requirement:

You may qualify for the Exam based on the following requirements:

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, AND
  • Completed at least 120 semester hours of general college level credit, AND
  • Completed at least 24 semester hours in accounting courses, AND
  • Completed at least 24 semester hours in general business courses

Candidates found eligible for the Exam prior to July 1, 2017 will be permitted to continue testing but will be required to meet the new education requirements in order to qualify for a license.

You may qualify for Licensure based on the following requirements:

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, AND
  • Completed at least 150 semester hours of general college level credit, AND
  • Completed at least 24 semester hours in accounting courses, AND
  • Completed at least 24 semester hours in general business courses

If you completed your baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent, prior to July 1, 2000:

You may qualify for the Exam based on the following requirements:

  • Completed 60 semester hours in liberal arts subjects: English, history, foreign languages, mathematics, general psychology, philosophy, biological sciences, physical sciences, economics, sociology, religion, government, political science, geography, fine arts and music; and
  • Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours in professional courses including:
    • at least 24 semester hours in accounting including municipal and government accounting;
    • at least 6 semester hours in business law;
    • at least 6 semester hours in finance;
    • at least 6 semester hours in economics; and
    • at least 18 semester hours in related business subjects.

All courses, not just the degree, must have been completed by July 1, 2000.

Residency

There is not a residency requirement for 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
Email: askconsumeraffairs@lps.state.nj.us, cpaes-nj@nasba.org
Phone: (973) 504-6380
Fax: (973) 648-2855

New Jersey CPA Exam Fees

Application fee$225.00

Examination Fees

Auditing and Attestation (AUD)$208.40
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)$208.40
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)$208.40
Regulation (REG)$208.40

Registration Fees

4 examination sections$75.00
3 examination sections$75.00
2 examination sections$75.00
1 examination section$75.00