North Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

In North Carolina, a person is eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination provided that he or she is a citizen of the United States (or has declared the intention of becoming a citizen); is a resident alien or is a citizen of a foreign jurisdiction which extends to citizens of this State like or similar privileges to be examined; is 18 years of age or over; is of good moral character; and meets the education requirements.

The educational requirement to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam is a bachelor’s degree (120 hours) from a college or university accredited by one of the regionally accredited associations in any subject that includes, or is supplemented by, a concentration in accounting.

21 NCAC 08A .0309Concentration in Accounting, states:

Education Requirements
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Unit Requirements: 150 semester hours
Additional Requirements: 30 Semester hours in accounting

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: U.S.Citizenship not required
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: In state residency not required.

North Carolina State Board Contacts
North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners
State Education Department, Division of Professional Licensing Services
1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104
PO Box 12827
Raleigh, NC 27605-2827
Phone: 919-733-4224
Fax: 919-733-4209

North Carolina CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee: $230.00

Examination Fees
AUD - $208.40
FAR - $208.40
BEC - $208.40
REG - $208.40