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New Mexico CPA Requirements

See what you need to become a CPA in New Mexico. Download your FREE New Mexico CPA Requirements Guide to learn everything you need to become a CPA in NM!

How to Become a CPA in New Mexico

Curious how to become a CPA in New Mexico? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in New Mexico. 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

1

Year of Experience

$1,080

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

One

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your New Mexico 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: 30 Semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting or auditing, including 15 hours completed in-person; excluding finance courses; and no more than 3 hours in business law


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to 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) with 30 hours in accounting

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience of part time or full time, paid or volunteer work experience supervised by a licensed CPA, completed in government, industry, academia, or public practice within a time period of 1-3 years. Must be obtained in the 7 years leading up to taking the CPA Exam, or within 7 years after passing the CPA Exam, and be documented using the Work Experience Verification form.

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

State Board Contacts

New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
5200 Oakland NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Web: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Accountancy.aspx

Email: askconsumeraffairs@lps.state.nj.uslgrube@nasba.orgcpaes-nm@nasba.org

Phone: 505-222-9850

Fax: 505-222-9855

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $180
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1079.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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