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Since July 2014 when NH adopts the 3Es, there is no longer such an advantage. It’s fine to sit for the exam with 120 credit hours, but you must complete 30 accounting credit hours plus 150 hours overall to obtain the license.
After this change, there is little reason why international candidates would register through NH state board.
Note to non-US candidates:
Note to Indian BCOM + CA Candidates:
New Hampshire no longer accepts CA coursework as part of the educational requirements. Here is a direct quote from NASBA’s New Hampshire page:
Education requirements must be met through academic coursework completed at an accredited institution. Professional training is not acceptable toward these requirements. Coursework completed as part of a Chartered Accountant program is considered professional training and is, therefore, not accepted toward the education requirements for the U.S. Uniform CPA Examination.”
You are required to obtain 150 credit hours to get the CPA license, including:
*Launched in Apr 2016* The NASBA Experience Verification service is now available to those who do not have access to an active U.S. CPA for verification.
CPE is required for license holders. Click here for New Hampshire CPA CPE requirements.
New Hampshire Board of Accountancy
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Check out these pages to learn about the educational and experience requirements, with my recommendation at the end of the posts:
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