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

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in North Dakota


Baccalaureate degree is required
150 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting
24 semester hours of business
Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the North Dakota Board of Accountancy website.

View Other North Dakota Education Requirements.


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


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$120.00

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

Contact Information:

North Dakota State Board of Accountancy

Email: ndsba@state.nd.us

Phone: (800) 532-5904

2701 S. Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58201

CPA License Requirements in ND


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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