New Hampshire CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for New Hampshire? 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 New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire CPA requirements. For example, did you know that the New Hampshire Board does not accept a three-year bachelor’s degree in combination with professional qualification as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in NH 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 New Hampshire


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

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New Hampshire State Requirements & Education Options

Eligibility for Examination

New Examination Eligibility Requirements – Effective July 1, 2014:

If you apply to take the examination after July 1, 2014, you must have each of the following:

  • At least a baccalaureate degree which includes 120 semester hours of education from a recognized, accredited university or college.
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours in accounting subjects which must include coverage in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours in business subjects other than accounting.

NOTE: All educational requirements must be met at the time of application. All educational transcript(s) and/or international evaluations are required to be submitted at the time of application. Education requirements must be met through academic coursework completed at an accredited institution. Professional training is not acceptable toward these requirements. Coursework completed as a part of a Chartered Accountant program is considered professional training and is, therefore, not accepted toward the education requirements for the U.S. Uniform CPA Examination.


US citizenship is not required.
New Hampshire residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $225.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $1,058.60

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

Contact Information:
New Hampshire Board of Accountancy
Phone: 603-271-2219

New Hampshire Joint Board
Anna Philbrook Building
121 S Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301

CPA License Requirements in New Hampshire


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

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