North Dakota CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for North Dakota? 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 North Dakota, 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 North Dakota CPA requirements. For example, did you know that 150 semester hours are required to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in ND 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 North Dakota


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 150 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the North Dakota Board of Accountancy website.

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North Dakota State Requirements & Education Options

At least 150 semester hours of college education, including a BA or BS or higher degree or their equivalent, from an accepted college. At least 24 semester credits of accounting coursework or equivalent, and 24 credits of other business coursework (not including accounting principles.


US citizenship is not required.
North Dakota residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $120.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $953.60

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

Contact Information:
North Dakota State Board of Accountancy
Phone: (800) 532-5904

2701 S. Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58201

CPA License Requirements in North Dakota


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

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