New Hampshire CPA license requirements

This page serves as a resource for your state's CPA licensure requirements and is current as of December 2019. Always consult with your state or jurisdiction's board of accountancy for the most current information.

Degree requirement
bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university

Minimum education requirement
150 semester (225 quarter) hours including
30 semester hours in accounting subjects covering:

  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • auditing
  • taxation

24 semester hours in business-related subjects

Minimum experience requirement
A minimum of one year experience.

Experience gained in the areas of public accounting, industry and/or government are considered acceptable experience.

Full-time experience – each year must be at least 1,500 hours in accounting and/or audit skills.

Non full-time experience – each year must be 2,080 hours with 1,500 hours in accounting and/or audit skills.


Renewals
3-year periods; July 1 - June 30

CPE
120 hours of CPE every three years, including four hours of ethics.

Requirement prorated if the licensee has been certified for less than tjhree years or has received permission from the board to enter inactive status.

Up to 60 hours of CPE in excess of the required 120 hours may be carried over to the next succeeding triennial period only.

Complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPE by June 30 each year.

Licensees seeking renewal of a certificate or registration issued less than three years but more than two years prior to the renewal shall show completion of at least 80 hours of CPE.

Licensees seeking renewal of a certificate or registration issued less than two years but more than one year prior to the renewal shall show completion of at least 40 hours of CPE.

Other requirements
At least three character references.

Sources:

Education, degree, fees, experience

Fees

Renewals

Character references, fees, CPE