Nebraska CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Nebraska? Each state or region in the United States has a different set of requirements in order to sit for the test. If you are considering Nebraska, you should first understand if you meet all of the necessary qualifications including education, residency, and age requirements. Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Nebraska CPA requirements. For example, did you know that a Bachelor’s degree is required to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in NE may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in November 2017.

CPA Exam Requirements in Nebraska


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 150 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Specifics for required courses and semester hours. See full education requirements on the Nebraska Board of Accountancy website.

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Nebraska State Requirements & Education Options

Eligibility for Examination

As a first-time applicant, you must

  • Be a resident of Nebraska, regularly employed in Nebraska, or have a place of business in Nebraska, AND
  • Have completed (or have in progress) at least 150 semester (225 quarter) hours of postsecondary academic credit and earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university to include:
    • Thirty semester (45 quarter) hours in accounting above the introductory level (subjects to be covered include):
      • financial accounting theory,
      • cost/managerial accounting,
      • taxation,
      • auditing,
      • accounting information systems, and
      • governmental/not-for-profit accounting, AND
    • Thirty-six semester (54 quarter) hours in general business subjects (subjects to be covered include):
      • macroeconomics,
      • microeconomics,
      • business law,
      • marketing,
      • management,
      • finance,
      • business communication,
      • business ethics,
      • quantitative applications in business, and
      • principles of accounting.

All educational requirements must be met at the time of application. Official school transcripts must be submitted to CPAES by you or hte academic institution, and foreign evaluations are required to be submitted to CPAES directly from the evaluation service. For more information, refer to the Educational Requirements Guidelines. The most current version is located on the Board’s website.


US citizenship is not required.
Nebraska residency is required.


NO Age Requirements.

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $165.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $998.60

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking.

Contact Information:
Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
Phone: 402-471-3595

P.O. Box 94725
Lincoln, NE 68509-4725
140 N. 8th Street, Ste 290
Lincoln, NE 68508

CPA License Requirements in Nebraska


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Getting your CPA license in Nebraska can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Nebraska State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.

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