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New York CPA Requirements

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150

Semester Units

1

Year of Experience

$1,070

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

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CPA Exam Requirements New York

New York CPA Exam Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: Must include courses in financial accounting, cost or managerial accounting, taxation, and auditing

 

New York Residency Requirements for the CPA Exam

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 21

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

New York CPA License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: No

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s Degree) with 33 hours in accounting, including accounting research, and 36 hours in business, including communications and ethics and responsibilities

Participates in International Exam Program: No

Experience Requirements: 1 year part- or full-time work experience completed before, during, or after the CPA Exam. Must involve skills in accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting services under the supervision of a licensed CPA or public accountant in NY State

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

New York State Board for Public Accountancy
State Education Department, Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Fl. East Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234-1000

Email: op4info@mail.nysed.govcpaes-ny@nasba.org
Phone: 518-474-3817 x160
Fax: 518-474-6375

New York CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $170
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1069.96

   *$75 re-examination application fee

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