CPA Exam Requirements, North Carolina

North Carolina CPA Exam Requirements


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North Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: 18

Citizenship Requirement: Yes

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

North Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirement for Licensure: 150 hours (including B.A.) or should a candidate possess a Master’s degree or more advanced degree in accounting, tax law, economics, finance, business administration or a law degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent, the candidate is in compliance with the 150 hour requirement as defined by 21 NCAC 08A.0309 and the education requirement further noted in 21 NCAC 08F.0410 (a).

Participates in International Examination Program: No

Hours in accounting: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of undergraduate accounting (which includes no more than 6 hours of accounting principles) or 20 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of graduate accounting courses open only to graduate students or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses

Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours)

Experience requirements: The work experience requirement is one (1) year experience in the public practice of accountancy under the direct supervision of a properly licensed CPA; or one (1) year experience in the field of accountancy under the direct supervision of a properly licensed CPA; or four (4) years of experience in the field of accounting; or four (4) years of experience teaching accounting in an accredited college or university; or four (4) years of experience self-employed in accounting. If the applicant does not meet the one-year requirement, he or she must meet the four-year requirement.

Ethics exam: Exam on North Carolina Rules of Professional Ethics and Conduct

North Carolina CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee:   $230

Audit:    $192.03

Financial:             $192.03

Regulation:         $172.51

Business:             $172.51

Total:     $959.08

Special Fees: $75.00 re-exam/administrative fee

North Carolina Association of CPAs

Holly Bazemore

Phone Number: 919-469-1040 ext. 153

Fax Number: 919-378-2000

Address: 3100 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Morrisville, NC 27560

Email: hbazemore@ncacpa.org

North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners

Phone Number: 919-733-4222

Fax Number: 919-733-4209

Address: 1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104

P.O. Box 12827, Raleigh, NC 27605-2827

Email: rbrooks@nccpaboard.gov

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