North Dakota CPA Exam Requirements

01 Jun 2015

CPA Exam Requirements

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North Dakota CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

North Dakota CPA Exam Education Requirements

Education Requirement for Licensure: 150 hours (including B.A.)

Participates in International Examination Program: Yes

Hours in accounting: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting courses (principles of accounting or equivalent courses do not count toward the required accounting)

Exam sitting requirements: Must be within six months of completing education requirement

Experience requirements: 1 year of experience gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public accounting.

Ethics exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure

To become a CPA in ND requires:

  1. Good moral character
  2. Passage of the Uniform CPA Examination, according to Board regulations and policies
  3. Completion of the Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course (as of February 3, 2003)
  4. Experience: One year of experience meeting relevant conditions (after December 31, 2000)
  5. Providing details of other accounting credentials
  6. Payment of applicable fees

North Dakota CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee:   $120

Audit:    $192.03

Financial:             $192.03

Regulation:         $172.51

Business:             $172.51

Total:     $849.08

Special Fees: $60.00 reapplication fee may be required

North Dakota CPA Society

Norene Reiten

Phone Number: 701-775-7100 or 877-637-2727

Address: 2701 S. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, ND 58201

Email: or

North Dakota State Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 800-532-5904 or 701-775-7100

Fax Number: 701-775-7430

Address: 2701 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58201-6029


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