Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all New York 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 York

Education


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
12 semester hours of accounting (specific courses please inquire for more info)
15-year experience also accepted
Specifics for required courses and semester hours. See full education requirements on the New York Board of Accountancy website.

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Residency


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

Age


Minimum age: 21 Years Old

Exam Fees:


Initial Application Fee:$150.00
Audit:$208.40
Financial:$208.40
Regulation:$208.40
Business:$208.40
Total:$983.60

*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 NY

Education


Continuing Education is required

150 total semester hours

33 semester hours of accounting

30 semester hours of business

3 semester hours of business communications

3 semester hours of ethics

 

Work Experience


Work experience is required.

Other Qualification


Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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