Nevada CPA Exam Requirements


Education Requirements

150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? Yes
Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate

Additional Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of 30 semester hours in accounting above the introductory level and
  • 24 hours of general business subjects and
  • 3 hours of business law


Baccalaureate with 150 semester hours.

Residency Requirements

U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? Yes

Age Requirements

Age Minimum: None

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Nevada CPA Exam Requirements exam fees

Initial Application Fee: $100
Audit: $193.45
Financial: $193.45
Regulation: $193.45
Business: $193.45
Total: $873.80

Special Fees: $50 Re-exam application fee regardless of the number of parts requested.

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Nevada State Board of Accountancy
1325 Airmotive Way
Suite 220
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: 775-786-0231
Fax: 775-786-0234

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Nevada CPA Exam Requirements Application Process

  • Review exam requirements

    To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time four-part candidate in Nevada, follow these steps: Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials. You will need 150 hours of college-level education and:

    1. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting from an institution recognized by the State Board, or

    2. A Bachelor's degree with 30 hours in Accounting above the introductory level to include 9 hours of Financial Accounting, 3 hours in Cost Accounting, Auditing and Federal Income Tax, and 12 hours in Accounting electives, and

    3. 3 hours in Business Law, and

    4. 24 hours in business-related courses which may include organizational behavior, management, finance, marketing, law, oral communications, ethics, computers, quantitative applications, data processing, statistics, economics, communication and legal/social environment.

  • Submit your exam application, enroll in Becker
    If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the Nevada State Board using the link provided in the Becker website. The application fee will be $100. 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 or online to accommodate the needs of all candidates.
  • Request and forward your transcripts
    Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the Nevada State Board of Accountancy for their evaluation. 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.
  • Pay your exam fees
    You will receive a payment coupon for exam fees of $773.80 for all four parts, which must be paid within ninety days. Once fees are paid, 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.
  • Schedule your exam
    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 You can take the exam at a site in Las Vegas, Reno, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.