New Hampshire CPA Exam Requirements


Education Requirements

150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? No
Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate

Additional Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of 30 semester hours in accounting, including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation, and
  • Minimum of 24 semester hours in business electives other than accounting.


May sit with 120 hours but 150 hours are required for licensure.

Residency Requirements

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

Age Requirements

Age Minimum: None

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New Hampshire CPA Exam Requirements exam fees

Initial Application Fee: $225
Audit: $193.45
Financial: $193.45
Regulation: $193.45
Business: $193.45
Total: $998.80

Special Fees: All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an exam fee. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee of $150 and an exam fee.

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New Hampshire CPA Exam Requirements state board contacts

New Hampshire Board of Accountancy
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-2219
Fax: 603-271-6990

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New Hampshire CPA Exam Requirements Application Process

  • Review exam requirements

    To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time candidate in New Hampshire, follow these steps: Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials. You will need:

    1. A Bachelor's degree which includes 120 semester hours of education from a recognized university or accredited college, and

    2. A minimum of 30 semester hours in accounting, including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation, and

    3. A minimum of 24 semester hours in Business electives other than accounting.

  • Submit your exam application, enroll in Becker
    If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the CPA Examination Services New Hampshire Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee. The application fee will be $225 and the exam fees will be $773.80 for a total of $998.80. Allow up to two weeks after receipt of application, fees and transcripts for processing. You are able to apply for one or more sections of the exam at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months. 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 CPA Examination Services 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
    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.
  • 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 Concord, Portsmouth, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.