Before applying for an Academic Credential Evaluation through NASBA’s Licensing Service, please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s educational requirements below. Please Note: NASBA’s Licensing Service evaluates only the educational requirement for licensure in this state. All other licensure inquiries are to be directed to the State Board of Accountancy.
To apply for an educational evaluation, you will be asked to create a user account upon your first usage of our licensing online application tool. Registering for a user account will allow you to obtain the required documents to submit with your application, apply for the evaluation, maintain your current information and check the status of your application.
Please allow up to two weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.
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Below are the requirements to apply for a CPA license in New Jersey. The requirements differ depending on the date you completed your education.
If you completed your education BEFORE July 1, 2000:
In order to be eligible under the “old rules,” ALL of the following requirements must have been completed prior to July 1, 2000:
- Bachelor’s degree
If you completed your education AFTER July 1, 2000:
- One hundred and fifty (150) semester hours of education
Plus ONE of the following options:
Applicants who obtained their education outside the United States must have their educational credentials evaluated by NASBA International Evaluation Services.
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