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Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all New Jersey CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments. We will provide you with continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2024.

CPA Exam Requirements in New Jersey


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting
24 semester hours of business
Specifics for required courses and semester hours. See full education requirements on the New Jersey Board of Accountancy website.

View Other New Jersey Education Requirements.


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


Minimum age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application Fee $90
Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $364.80
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $364.80
Regulation (REG) $364.80
Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) $364.80
Information Systems and Controls (ISC) $364.80
Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP) $364.80
Total: $1,549.20

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are
always subject to change.

CPA License Requirements in NJ


Continuing education is required.

150 semester hours.

Work Experience

1 Year of Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Background check required.

Getting your CPA license in New Jersey 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 Jersey State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.

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