New Jersey CPA Exam Requirements
|150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam?||No||U.S. Citizenship Required:||No|
|Minimum Degree Required:||Baccalaureate||Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state?||No|
Additional Educational Requirements
Note: The requirements shown relate specifically to "applying for" and "taking" the exam. Additional requirements may be in effect relating to "certification" and "licensing", Please contact the appropriate state board for "certification" and "licensing" requirements.
New Jersey CPA exam application process
New Jersey Application Process
To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time four-part candidate in New Jersey, follow these steps: Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials. You must be 18 years of age and you will need:
If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the CPA Examination Services New Jersey Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee. The application fee will be $225, the exam fees will total $723.20, and the process may take as long as eight weeks. Your name on the application should exactly match your name on your primary form of identification, which is usually your driver's license. At this time you should also begin planning your study approach by making inquiries into CPA reviews available in your area. The Becker CPA Review offers classes live, online or self-study to accommodate the needs of all candidates.
Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. Candidates who have obtained Accountancy Qualifying Certificates (AQC's) from the Bureau of Academic Credentials in Trenton should forward their original AQC's with their applications. They do not need to have transcripts forwarded to CPA Examination Services. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application it is best to make plans to start your review at this time. The Becker CPA Review will significantly increase your chances of passing the exam.
After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third is non-testing, the NTS covers four testing months.
Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa . You can take the exam at a site in Clark, Deptford, Fairlawn, Toms River, Trenton, West Orange, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.
Exam process links
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New Jersey exam fees
All Fees are Non-Refundable
New Jersey state board contacts
New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
Web: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nonmedical/accountant.htm >>
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