New Mexico State Board accepts either public or non-public accounting experience, but only US CPA can verify your experience.
New Mexico CPA Requirements
Note to international candidates: there are certain consultancy companies or forums in India that recommend New Mexico as the state board of choice for BCOM + CA candidates. I personally don’t think it works, and you can see a real example of a complicated case here. Please double check if you don’t want to get in this position.
1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam
- Bachelor degree or above from a regionally accredited institution.
- 30 semester units of accounting courses, of which a maximum of 3 units out of these 30 units can be from business law.
2. Additional New Mexico CPA Requirements to Obtain the License
- Fulfill 150 semester hours from any regionally accredited educational institution.
- 1 year of public or non-public accounting experience supervised and verified by an actively licensed CPA.
- Please note the CPA equivalent (e.g. Chartered accountants from other countries) are not eligible for verification.
- Passing of the CPA Ethics Exam administered by the AICPA.
3. New Mexico CPA Requirements on Residency & Age
- US citizenship not required.
- New Mexico residency not required.
- Minimum age: 18.
- First-timers: $723 (4 CPA exam fees) + $155 (initial application fee).
5. Continuing Education
CPE is needed for license holders. Click here for New Mexico CPA CPE requirements.
6. Other Useful Information
New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
5200 Oakland NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87113
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Phone: 505-222-9850
- Fax: 505-222-9855
What if these CPA Requirements don’t Work for Me?
You may want to check out these pages to learn about the educational and experience requirements, with my recommendation at the end of the posts:
- CPA educational requirements: Rules, Obstacles and Solutions
- States with more flexible CPA experience requirements
- How to get extra credit hours for the 150-hour rule
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