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New Jersey state board allows candidate to sit for the exam with 120 credit hours, but ultimately, in order to get the license, you need the standard 150 credit hours to complete your CPA journey.
Please note that social security number is strictly required in the license application form.
In the two options presented below, candidates are required to fulfill the 150 credit hours at the end. I suggest that you aim for “option 2” but you can choose to take the exam before you complete the full requirements.
(a) Option 1 (<150 credit hours)
(b) Option 2 (150 credit hours)
150 credit hours plus one of the following:
1. Graduate degree in accounting from schools accredited by AACSB or ACBSP:
2. Graduate degree in business from schools accredited by AACSB or ACBSP:
3. Undergrad degree in accounting or business from schools accredited by AACSB or ACBSP:
4. Undergrad degree in general:
*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. Please click here for New Jersey CPA CPE requirements.
New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
PO Box 45000
Newark, NJ 07101
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
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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