New Mexico CPA Requirements on Exam and Licensing

New Mexico CPA requirementsThe 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 CPA Exam

  • Bachelor’s 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 CPA License


  • Fulfill 150 semester hours from any regionally accredited educational institution.

Work Experience

  • 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.

Ethics Qualification

3. New Mexico CPA Requirements on Residency & Age

  • US citizenship not required.
  • New Mexico residency not required.
  • Minimum age: 18.

4. CPA Exam Fees in New Mexico

  • Education Evaluation Application Fee: $90.00
  • Exam Section Application Fee: $354.80

5. Continuing Education

CPE is needed for license holders. Click here for New Mexico CPA CPE requirements.

6. Other Useful Information

7. Contact

New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
5200 Oakland NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87113

  • Email:,
  • Phone: 505-222-9850
  • Fax: 505-222-9855

What if the New Mexico 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:

If you have questions, feel free to drop a note in the comment section, or visit my Facebook page.

About the Author Stephanie Ng

I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley), and I also passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam on my first try. Additionally, I have led webinars, such as for the Institute of Management Accountants, authored featured articles on websites like Going Concern and AccountingWeb, and I'm also the CFO for the charity New Sight. Finally, I have created other accounting certification websites to help mentor non-CPA candidates. I have already mentored thousands of CPA, CMA, CIA, EA, and CFA candidates, and I can help you too!

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