Before applying for a CPA license through NASBA’s Licensing Service, please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s licensure requirements below.
To apply for a CPA license, 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 licensure application, apply for the license, maintain your current information and check the status of your license 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.
NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY RULE CHANGE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 12, 2020:
The New Hampshire Board of Accountancy has recently had a rule change, where US Social Security numbers are now required in order to apply for licensure in New Hampshire. (Rule Ac 301.04 (a)) This change took effect on February 12, 2020; however, due to the National Health Emergency regarding the Coronavirus, the Board of Accountancy has voted to grandfather those applicants who have applied for licensure in New Hampshire, as of March 8, 2021. Anyone seeking licensure in the state of New Hampshire after March 8, 2021 must have a US Social Security number .
The New Hampshire Board accepts education gained at regionally or nationally accredited U.S. colleges and universities.
Education requirement for licensure:
International education is required to be evaluated by NASBA International Evaluation Services.
Below are experience requirements you must obtain to apply for a CPA license in New Hampshire.
• A minimum of one year experience.
Experience must be verified by one of the following:
• Any individual who applies for CPA licensure in New Hampshire, who relies on experience acquired outside of the United States, will need to obtain verification of qualifying experience through NASBA Experience Verification Service.
Click the following link to apply online:
Education and experience requirements are the same for Reciprocity applicants as Initial applicants.
International Reciprocity Applicants
A person who holds a foreign professional license equivalent to a CPA certificate may apply for certification in New Hampshire as a CPA through reciprocity.
The licensure requirements are the same for International Reciprocity applicants as Initial applicants.
Note: Any individual who applies for CPA licensure in New Hampshire, who relies on experience acquired outside of the United States, will need to obtain verification of qualifying experience through NASBA Experience Verification Service.
A CPA firm shall be granted a permit to practice as a CPA firm in New Hampshire if the applicant CPA firm meets the requirements of this section. For more information or application materials, please visit the New Hampshire Board website.
New Hampshire Board
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