State & Territory Requirements

 

North Carolina

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last updated 10/17/2014

Requirements


Age Requirement: 18
Citizenship Requirement: Yes
Residency Requirement: No
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.) or should a candidate possess a Master’s degree or more advanced degree in accounting, tax law, economics, finance, business administration or a law degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent, the candidate is in compliance with the 150 hour requirement as defined by 21 NCAC 08A.0309 and the education requirement further noted in 21 NCAC 08F.0410 (a).
Participates in International Examination Program No
Hours in accounting: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of undergraduate accounting (which includes no more than 6 hours of accounting principles) or 20 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of graduate accounting courses open only to graduate students or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours)
Experience requirements: The work experience requirement is one (1) year experience in the public practice of accountancy under the direct supervision of a properly licensed CPA; or one (1) year experience in the field of accountancy under the direct supervision of a properly licensed CPA; or four (4) years of experience in the field of accounting; or four (4) years of experience teaching accounting in an accredited college or university; or four (4) years of experience self-employed in accounting. If the applicant does not meet the one-year requirement, he or she must meet the four-year requirement.
Ethics exam: Exam on North Carolina Rules of Professional Ethics and Conduct

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state society

North Carolina Association of CPAs

Holly Bazemore

919-469-1040 ext. 153

3100 Gateway Centre Boulevard

Morrisville, NC

27560


Email:

hbazemore@ncacpa.org

 

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state board

North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners

919-733-4222

1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104

P.O. Box 12827

Raleigh, NC

27605-2827

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