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 to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part Wiley CPAexcel Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

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

CPA Exam Requirements in New Jersey

Education


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.

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Residency


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

Age


Minimum age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:


Initial Application Fee:$225.00
Audit:$208.40
Financial:$208.40
Regulation:$208.40
Business:$208.40
Total:$1058.60

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

Contact Information:


Christopher McGrath

Wiley CPAexcel Eligibility Advisor

Email: chmcgrath@wiley.com


CPA License Requirements in NJ

Education


Continuing education is required.

150 semester hours.

Work Experience


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.