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Nebraska CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Nebraska

Curious how to become a CPA in Nebraska? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Nebraska. Navigate through the tabs below for a comprehensive overview of your state’s specific CPA requirements, including: education and residency requirements, licensure details, who to contact, and how much the exam costs.

150

Semester Units

4,000

Hours of Experience

$1,085

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

One

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Nebraska CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: At least 30 semester units of accounting courses (intermediate level or higher), including financial accounting theory, cost or managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, accounting information systems, and government or not-for-profit accounting. At least 30 semester units of general business courses, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, business law, marketing, management, finance, business ethics, and principles of accounting


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 2 years (4,000 hours) of work experience verified by a CPA within the registered firm acquired through academia, industry, or public accounting; OR 3 years of work experience within a government department within the Nebraska Auditor Public Accounts, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue or Federal Internal Revenue Service

Note: Nebraska is a two-tier state meaning you are able to apply for a CPA certificate after successful completion of the CPA Exam and Professional Ethics Course. All experiential requirements must be met in order to be licensed and granted a Nebraska CPA Permit to Practice.

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

State Board Contacts

Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
PO Box 94725
Lincoln, NE 68509-4725

Email: cpaes-ne@nasba.org
Phone: 402-471-3595
Fax: 402-471-4484

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $185
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1084.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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