NASBA Academic Credential Evaluation Service is a service NASBA provides to state boards of accountancy.

Are you an International Candidate? Click here to read more.

EDUCATION

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
– Twenty-four (24) semester hours in Accounting
– Six (6) semester hours in Business Law
– Six (6) semester hours in Finance
– Six (6) semester hours in Economics
– Eighteen (18) semester hours in business-related subjects
– Sixty (60) semester hours in liberal arts courses

If you completed your education AFTER July 1, 2000:

- One hundred and fifty (150) semester hours of education

Plus ONE of the following options:

Option 1:

  • Graduate degree with a concentration in accounting from an accounting program which has been granted accreditation by AACSB or ACBSP program

Option 2a:

  • Graduate degree in business from an accredited AACSB or ACBSP program
  • Fifteen (15) semester hours in accounting at the graduate level to include financial accounting, audit, tax and management accounting

- back to top-

Option 2b:

  • Graduate degree from a business school or college of business which has been granted accreditation by AACSB or ACBSP
  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate/graduate level

Option 3:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a business school or college of business which has been granted accreditation by AACSB or ACBSP
  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting (undergraduate/graduate) to include financial accounting, audit, tax and management accounting
  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours in business related subjects at the undergraduate level

- back to top-

Option 4:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Thirty (30) semester hours in accounting to include financial accounting, audit, tax and management accounting
  • Twenty-four (24) hours in business-related subjects at the undergraduate or graduate level

FEES

  • Initial – $65
  • Transfer of Grades – $75 
  • Reciprocal – $75

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Applicants who obtained their education outside the United States must have their educational credentials evaluated by NASBA International Evaluation Services.

- back to top-

QUICK INFO

APPLY ONLINE - ACE
Fees
International Candidates

USEFUL LINKS

New Jersey State Board
Rules and Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions

CONTACT US

Toll Free: (866) 350-0017
Email: NJlicense@nasba.org

Mail:
NASBA Licensing Services
PO Box 198589
Nashville, TN 37219