Nevada CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Nevada? 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 Nevada, 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 Nevada CPA requirements.

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

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in June 2018.


CPA Exam Requirements in Nevada

Education

  • Effective May 16, 2018 Nevada’s education requirement to sit for the CPA Examination has changed to require the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University or College with a Major in Accounting.
  • If you do not have an Accounting Major you will need to provide evidence of completion of 21 semester credits in Accounting courses above the introductory level. Subjects to be covered include:
    • Financial Accounting (Intermediate I, II, III or advanced): 9 Credits
    • Cost Accounting: 3 Credits
    • Auditing: 3 Credits
    • Federal Income Tax: 3 Credits
    • Business Law: 3 Credits
  • See full education requirements on the Nevada Board of Accountancy website.

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Nevada State Requirements & Education Options

Candidates must have completed the following educational requirements:

College transcripts must be ordered by the candidate to be sent to the Nevada State Board of Accountancy directly from the institutions. Approval will not be granted until all transcripts have been received. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE TO ENSURE TRANSCRIPTS ARE RECEIVED TIMELY BY THE NEVADA STATE BOARD OFFICE.

Official Transcripts should be mailed to:

Nevada State Board of Accountancy
1325 Airmotive Way
Suite #220
Reno, NV 89502

Effective May 16, 2018, Nevada’s education requirement to sit for the CPA Examination has changed to require the following education: Candidate’s transcripts must indicate a completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University or College with a Major in Accounting.

If you do not have an Accounting Major, you will need to provide evidence of completion of the following courses:

21 semester credits in Accounting courses above the introductory level. Subjects to be covered include:

  • Financial Accounting (Intermediate I, II, III or advanced): 9 Credits
  • Cost Accounting: 3 Credits
  • Auditing: 3 Credits
  • Federal Income Tax: 3 Credits
  • Business Law: 3 Credits

All course work received from an accredited community college, college or university will be considered when trying to establish the education requirement.

If your education does not meet the above requirements, you will not be approved as a candidate for the CPA Exam. If you are trying to meet the requirements and find some course titles differ, please contact this office for a determination of acceptability.

Residency

US citizenship is not required.
Nevada residency is required.

Age

Minimum age:
18 Years Old

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Initial Application Fee: $100.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $933.60

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Contact Information:
Nevada State Board of Accountancy
Email: cpa@nvaccountancy.com
Phone: 775-786-0231
Address:

1325 Airmotive Way, Suite #220
Reno, NV 89502

CPA License Requirements in Nevada

Education

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


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