New York CPA Requirements: How to Become a CPA in NY

new york cpa requirements

New York is another one of the most popular states for CPA candidates. And generally, New York’s CPA requirements are fairly standard. However, this state does have its exceptions. And, even though it works for other candidates, it may or may not work for you. So, use this information about the New York CPA requirements to learn how to become a CPA in NY and determine if this state board is best for you.

New York CPA Requirements

To earn a CPA license in New York, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Residency and Age
  • Identification
  • Exam
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Ethics
  • Continuing Education

In addition, you will also need to pay CPA Exam fees and CPA licensure fees.

New York CPA Residency and Age Requirements

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) welcomes both non-US citizens and non-residents to apply for licensure. So, this news is great for international and out-of-state candidates.

However, New York does have an age restriction for CPA licensees. You must be at least 21 years old to become a CPA in New York.

Identification NY CPA Requirements

Although you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen in order to become a New York CPA, you must disclose your Social Security number (SSN) to the state when you apply for licensure. For those who are not familiar with an SSN, it is ID the U.S. government only issues to U.S. citizens, residents, and individuals allowed to study or work in the U.S.

However, if you are not a U.S. citizen, you can still have the chance to become a CPA licensed in the state of New York. The state board will give you an automatically generated 9-digit number that they will use for state recordkeeping.

New York CPA Exam Requirements

In order to receive the CPA license from the state of New York, you must pass the Uniform CPA Examination in its entirety. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) creates the CPA Exam, which covers a wide range of accounting topics over 4 exam sections:

  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
  • Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
  • Regulation (REG)

You can only sit for the CPA Exam during these 4 annual testing windows:

  • January 1-March 10
  • April 1-June 10
  • July 1-September 10
  • October 1-December 10

To pass a CPA Exam section, you must score 75 or higher.

You have 18 months to pass all 4 CPA Exam sections, but this time period does not begin until the date you pass your first CPA Exam section. Therefore, you really have 18 months to pass the remaining 3 sections. If you don’t pass the other 3 sections during this time, your credit for your first passed exam section will expire, and the start date of your 18 months will move back to the date you passed your second CPA Exam section, if applicable. This process of losing exam credit and having your 18-month window restart will carry on until you pass all 4 exam sections within this time.

In New York, once you have successfully passed all 4 sections of the examination, your credits will not expire. Additionally, the New York state board does not place a time restriction on candidates for meeting the education or experience requirements once you pass the entire Uniform CPA Examination.

New York CPA Education Requirements

New York CPA Exam Eligibility Education Requirements

With the exception of candidates who already have 15 years of acceptable public accounting experience, candidates must hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree or above in order to sit for the CPA Exam in New York.

New York CPA License Eligibility Education Requirements

If you applied for licensure and completed your education prior to August 1, 2009, NASBA’s NY page explains the exceptions to the education requirements that apply to you.

Otherwise, as of August 1, 2009, candidates applying for the CPA license in New York must earn at least 150 credit hours of higher education. You can acquire 150 credit hours in one of 3 ways:

  1. Complete a registered 150-hour program approved by NYSED. You can use this website to check your school or program’s eligibility.
  2. Earn a master’s degree with a major in accounting from an AACSB accredited school.
  3. Acquire a bachelor’s or a higher degree with a minimum of 150 semester hours at the college level. A portion of those 150 hours must include the following:
    1. 33 credit hours in accounting, consisting of courses in ALL of the following: Financial Accounting and Reporting, Cost Accounting, Taxation, Audit and Attestation, and Accounting Research.
    2. The following accounting courses are encouraged, but are not mandatory: Fraud Examination, Internal Controls, and Risk Assessment, and Accounting Information Systems.
    3. 36 credit hours in general business, consisting of the following types of courses: Business Statistics, Business Law, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy, Quantitative Methods, and Information Technology and Systems.
    4. Communications and Ethics and Responsibilities are also required courses and may come from either the accounting or business department.

Additionally, the state board allows you to count courses in taxation offered by community colleges or 2-year universities, but not in auditing, attestation, or advanced accounting. You can get more information on NYSED’s website.

NYS CPA Education Requirements

The New York state board does offer the NASBA Advisory Evaluation as a pre-evaluation service to candidates. This service can help you determine your eligibility for the New York CPA license and will judge whether you have any academic deficiencies. You can visit CPA Central for more information about this option.

For candidates who already have 15 years of accounting experience, New York waives the 150-hour education rule. In order to apply for licensure this way, you must have earned your experience under the direct supervision by a U.S. CPA or a New York State Public Accountant, and you must have proof of it.

The work you did should have involved the application of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), and contain substantial exposure to auditing and financial statement preparation.

New York CPA Education Requirements for International Candidates

If you obtained your education in another country, you will need to have NASBA International Evaluation Services evaluate your educational credentials. Please note that this examination will only determine whether you are qualified to take the CPA Exam. Then, after you submit your license application, the board will conduct your license eligibility evaluation.

In addition to filling out all the required forms, you will need to submit translated copies of all your international transcripts so the agency can evaluate the courses you took and the credits they were worth. They will also analyze your credentials to determine whether the degree you earned was comparable to an academic degree earned in the U.S. Consequently, you must have completed your academic coursework at an accredited institution.

What’s more, professional training, such as classes completed to become a Chartered Accountant, will not count towards the educational requirements for the U.S. Uniform CPA Examination.

If you are an Indian candidate, you can get even more advice about how to meet the CPA education requirements.

New York CPA License Experience Requirements

You must have at least 1 year of experience to get the CPA license in New York. This 1 year of experience must include accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills. Additionally, a U.S. licensed CPA or a New York public accountant must have supervised and verified your experience.

Furthermore, the NYSED will accept part-time work as long as you have acquired the equivalent of at least 1 year of experience. The state board for public accountancy defines part-time as at least 20 hours of experience each week. According to their calculations, 2 weeks of part-time experience can count for 1 week of full-time work.

Out-of-State CPA License Endorsements

If you already possess a CPA license from another state or country, you may be able to obtain a New York CPA license if the NYSED or a national professional accounting organization deems the license to have similar standards as those of NY. Even if the 2 certifications have a lot of differences, you could still obtain a NY license. In order to do so, you must demonstrate that you have personally obtained more education or experience to meet or exceed the standards of New York.

In addition, you will need to prove that you have had at least 4 years of professional accounting experience and that you earned acceptable grades on a comparable professional competency exam. NYSED will require you to fill out an application in order to verify the things mentioned above as well as proof that you possess a CPA license and are in good moral standing in the state or country where you earned your license.

New York CPA Ethics Requirement

In New York, you do not need to take the AICPA’s CPA ethics exam. The logic is that you should have taken relevant courses in ethics as part of your educational requirements.

However, one of the requirements to become a licensed CPA in New York is that you must “be of good moral character as determined by the department.” The NYSED site does not extensively define good moral character, but understandably, all professionals must abide by certain principles and rules of conduct. If you want to find out more information about these rules and regulations, you can obtain a copy of the NYS Education Law and the Commissioner’s Regulations by calling 518-474-3817 ext. 320.

New York CPA Exam and Licensure Application Fees

To apply to take the CPA Exam and receive the CPA license in New York, you must pay the following fees:

  • First-timers: $150 initial exam application fee + $377 license fee
  • Repeaters: $75 exam registration fee + $377 license fee

Current NASBA Fee Schedule for the Uniform CPA Exam

At this time, New York adheres to NASBA’s fee schedule for the CPA Exam sections:

  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD): $208.40
  • Business Environmental and Concepts (BEC): $208.40
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): $208.40
  • Regulation (REG): $208.40
  • Total fees paid to NASBA for all 4 sections: $833.60

To account for these costs and develop your CPA budget, you must learn more about the CPA Exam fees.

New York CPA CPE Requirements

The state of New York requires CPAs to fulfill continuing professional education (CPE) requirements in order to maintain their CPA license.

In New York, you must accumulate your continuing education requirements by the end of each reporting period (January 1 – December 31). You must renew your CPA license itself every 3 years. Therefore, you should keep your CPE records for at least 5 years.

During each year, you need to complete either 24 or 40 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education. If you concentrate your studies on just one of the recognized subject areas listed below, then you only need to acquire 24 hours for that year. Otherwise, you must complete 40 hours if you decide to take a combination of CPE subject areas.

New York recognizes the following as viable CPE subjects:

  • Taxation
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Advisory service
  • Attest
  • Specialized knowledge

Additionally, once during each triennial licensing cycle, CPAs must complete at least 4 hours of professional ethics education. Those hours can count towards that particular year’s CPE requirement total.

NYS CPE Requirements

Thankfully, for newly licensed New York CPAs, the continuing education requirements don’t begin until January 1 immediately following the last day of their initial registration period. In other words, if your initial registration period is from January 1, 2020 — December 31, 2022, you won’t need to worry about accruing CPA continuing education requirements until 2023.

Other extenuating circumstances, like a health crisis or extended military service, may excuse you from completing CPE courses. However, if you claim one of these hardships as a reason for why you cannot keep up your continuing education, you will not be allowed to practice public accountancy or use the designation “CPA” until that adjustment in your status has been acknowledged by the board.

For more info on which courses you can take and how to ensure your New York CPA CPE compliance, check out this video:

Sources of Accounting CPE Courses

To earn the CPE credits you need to maintain your New York CPA license, you can use Becker CPE courses.

New York State Board for Public Accountancy Contact Information

The state board requirements change from time to time and without much notice. Therefore, to ensure that you can satisfy the most up-to-date NY CPA requirements, you should contact them before you apply. You can use this information to do so:

New York State Board for Public Accountancy
State Education Department
Division of Professional Licensing Services
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Fl.
East Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234-1000

Email: op4info@mail.nysed.gov, cpaes-ny@nasba.org
Phone: 518-474-3817 x160
Fax: 518-474-6375

Help Earning the New York CPA License

Meeting all of the New York CPA requirements can be overwhelming, especially if you are not a typical CPA candidate. But, the process will be easier when you learn more about the CPA educational requirements and the CPA experience requirements.

Furthermore, my free CPA e-course is another great resource for discovering the entire CPA process. It takes you through each step to CPA certification. Additionally, it tells you how to pass the CPA Exam on your first attempt. And I actually have 2 versions of my course to help candidates with different backgrounds: one for domestic CPA candidates and one for international CPA candidates. So, learn more about my courses today or sign up now!

About the Author Stephanie Ng

I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of this and several accounting professional exam prep sites

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  • George Parkinson says:

    I am a senior citizen and would like to sit for the CPA exam I was never employed in this country as an accountant but I did work in an accounting firm in Jamaica, Kingston WI as an accountant.
    My education is a BS degree in computer sience that is the type of work I was involve in working inthe USA. I also have a Royal Society of Arts Intermediate Stage 2 Diploma in Book-keeping and Accountancy from Bennett Colledge a English Colledge do you think that I can take the CPA exam. Your advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi George,
      Yes, you can get qualified to sit for the CPA exam but you might need to fulfill extra accounting courses to fulfill at least 120 semester hours. When did you work as an accountant in Jamaica? Also, do you know if you worked under a licensed CPA (US) at that time?

      If it is hard for you to verify the previous accounting experience, then you can consider CO and IL where there are ways to get the CPA qualification without experience. But you’ll need to fullfill at least 150 semester units of education including a certain number of accounting and business courses.

      So please think about whether you’d like to fulfill that; if so, you can click the link on the two states for more information.

      Hope it helps!
      stephanie

  • Feizhou says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    The “relevant experience” could be either public or non-public accounting but a minimum of 75% of the experience must consist solely of auditing services.
    I was wondering do you know where I can find information about 75% auditing experience requirement? Since I don’t see it in the http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/cpalic.htm?
    I was just wondering if that is a must to do 75% of my work as an auditor?

  • Simo says:

    Hello stephanie,
    Is it possible to get a cpa certificate in new york? (not cpa license) because i might leave the US soon i would like to know if i passed the 4 parts without experience, is there anything i can use abroad to show that i m a cpa?

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi Simo,
      Sorry to reply late – I’ve been out of the country. Anyway… I don’t think it is possible nowadays to get only the cert in NY (i.e. not a two-tier state). Do you have to go through NY? Otherwise you can consider Illinois which remains to be two-tier state until July 1, 2012.

      If you don’t get the license… you can show that you pass the CPA exam, but frankly it doesn’t mean much. Alternatively, you can try fulfilling the working requirements outside the US. But I understand it might be difficult to better to see if you can transfer your exam credits to IL. You should be able to do that if you have fulfilled the 150 credidt hour requireents. Stephanie

  • coco says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    I got bachelor degree in Accounting with 120 semester credit hours 10 years ago. I never worked for public accounting firm, but I always work for financial banks as Product Controller for 8 years. My managers are CPAs. Does my work experience qualified to get CPA license? Or do I still need to get Audit experience? Please advice. Thank.

  • Rich says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    I am applying for a NY CPA license. I met all of the requirements such as the 150 credit rule, 1 year experience, and so forth. I have also passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam. Upon passing my final section, will the scores ever expire?

    Thanks,
    Rich

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  • Doremi says:

    Hi Stephanie.
    I dont got any bachelor degree. I am a existing student of ACCA on London. I completed ACCA part 1 and two subjects on part 2; which are business law & tax. Now i want to come on new york for sutdying CPA. Is it possible to get exemption for passing total 5 papers in ACCA? Just want your direction what should do. Thanks
    Best regards.

  • Jesslyn says:

    Hi Stephanie

    I passed all CPA exams last year and want to know if the relevant experience is still a minimum 75% of the experience must consist solely of auditing services.

    Thanks a lot!

    Jesslyn

  • Maria says:

    Hi,
    I read the NY state requirements but I am still a little confused as to whether I can sit for the exam. I have MBA with a concentratin in Finance and have been employed as an internal auditor for 4 yrs however, this audit experience is for a private firm, so not public accounting. I am not sure if I need further accounting courses and/or if my work experience is good enough.

    Please let me know you thoughts. thanks in advance for your help

    Maria

  • Liberty Morris says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Let me thank you for the wonderfull job you are doing at first..I use your site everyday. I am from India in which I have a 3 yr bachelors degree in Commerce and a 2 yr MBA in Finance & Marketing. I plan to follow the NY State Board. What I want to know is, after evaluation, will I be asked to do some pre-requisites? If so, would I not be able to appear for the CPA Exam this year?

  • Ashley says:

    Hey, I am currently Level 2 ACCA Qualified. I would be migrating soon and now i’m interested in the CPA Qualification. Am I eligible to sit the CPA Examinations and would I obtain any exemptions? How do I go about this? I’m so confused.
    Thank you! =)

  • Chris Tarnowsky says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    I am currently in my last semester of college. I have over 120 credits and will finish with the required 150 in a few weeks. I have registered for the exams through NASBA. Am I also required to send in the Licensure form and fees right now? Or do I wait to send in this form?

    Thank you,
    Chris tarnowsky

  • Irina says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    I am currently taking different parts of CPA and have 150 credits. I dont have public accounting experience and work for private company preparing financial statements. My manager is a CPA. I dont do any audit work right now, but previously was interning part time at the audit company for a year while going to school. Can i still get my lisence after i will pass all test and one year of experience in a private company (no audit work)?
    Thank you,
    Irina

  • KASHMIRA says:

    Hi,
    I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a 3 year coursen degree holder from Mumbai Iniversity with major in accountancy. Which state would be the best suitable one for me given my qualification.
    I am a resident of NYS . CPA license would add to my resume.

  • samjhana says:

    hi Stephanie,
    thanks for your help you provided all these days.

  • sana says:

    hi Stephanie,
    i am an undergraduate. i have just finished my high school. in my country we dont have to graduate in order to give cpa exam. we have this separate program for cpa exam. but i want to pursue my cpa course in newyork. so do i have need to have my bachelor degree in accounting to join the exam or there is the provision of separate program like in my country?

  • Sam says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    I passed the CPA exam in 2009 before the NTS. As such, I am still required to obtain 2 years of relevant work experience. Is my understanding correct? Is there a timeframe in which I must obtain that experience? Will my scores expire? If so, is there anything I can do to prevent expiration (e.g. CPE)?

  • Miae says:

    Dear Stephanie,

    I have a bachelor degree with 140 semester credit hours and plan to major in MS accounting soon. I majored in French language and didn’t take any business subject in my undergraduate. Among the 150 credit hours required by NY state, how many credit hours need to be taken for required subjects (if any) so that I can be eligible for the CPA license?
    Thanks a lot!

  • Suji says:

    Hi,
    I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also done a 3 year Bachelor Degree course from Bangalore university with major in accountancy. I am a resident of NYS. i want to do cpa certificate. Will i be eligible for any semester credit as i m already member in ICAI.

  • Nelly says:

    Hi,
    I can’t find this information anywhere, would greatly appreciate if anyone could help. I have a bachelors degree in economics from abroad and a masters degree in accounting from New York school. Do I still need Form 2 to be submitted to the NY State Department of Education, if I have my foreign diploma evaluated by one the approved evaluation agencies, i.e WES, or Josef Silny? It is not clear from the NYS CPA Candidate Handbook whether I need either one or both.

  • Yan says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    How strict is the 75% audit experience rule?

  • Eswar says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    I am an international student in US doing my M.S. in Software Engineering on F1 status. I am from India and I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting and Finance from India. What is the procedure for me to enroll for New York CPA ? To whom should i send my transcripts and certificates to know my eligibility to enroll for CPA ? If so, can you send me the address ?

  • Stephanie says:

    Hi Rania,
    For general steps to become a CPA for international candidates, please check out this page here:
    https://ipassthecpaexam.com/cpa-application-for-international-students/

    Hope it helps!
    Stephanie

  • Stephanie says:

    Dear all,
    I am now directing all the questions to my Facebook page to easier administration (i.e. faster response!) Hope it will work better for all of us.

    Thanks,
    Stephanie

  • DEREK says:

    Hi Stephani,
    Do I need to take a business writing class or can I take any non-business writing or public speaking course instead (I’m in NY)?

    • Stephanie Ng says:

      Hi Derek, are you taking this to fulfill the communication course requirement or for your personal development? It is best to double check with the course provider and make sure it can fulfill that. They should know. Regards, Stephanie

  • Laxmi. A says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    First of all, thank you for a wonderful detailed website which is honestly a real support for any candidate wanting to do CPA.

    I have a query, will be really great to get your inputs here. I’m an international candidate and have got my credentials evaluated with NASBA. They have recommended for choosing California, Alaska or Oregon considering my evaluations. However, I stay in NY and i have only 90 Credits for NY Vs 120 Credits required. What i would like to understand is :

    1. Can i apply for California board and later transfer my CPA exam certificate to NY board after i complete 120 hours credit.?

    2. How do i ensure that the course i opt for allows me additional credits and is not considered as a repeat? (I’m an B’com Candidate from India+a CA)

    Hoping to hear from you

    • Stephanie Ng says:

      Hi Laxmi, thanks for your note. The one thing you need to check is whether you have a SSN. For California, they can take an exam without SSN but can’t get a license without it. If this is the case, I would rather check out Alaska or Oregon. For NY, 90 credit hours is definitely not qualified, as for transferring, if you get a full CA (or other) license it should be fine. But in order to get the full license you do need to fulfill the experience requirement first.

      NY is stricter in terms of how you can use the CPA title. If you are in NY in public accounting, you do need a NY license. If you are in corporate, probably ok without transferring your license to NY. I know it’s all very confusing, but hope it helps! Stephanie

  • AP says:

    Can one appear for CPA exam in any of the US states even if I want to get license for New York?
    Or is it mandatory for one to appear in New York for the exam?

  • DEREK says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    Thank you for your website and support. Would an Advanced Statistics course (MA217 – listed as a math course) count towards the business requirements for the CPA exam (I plan to take the exam in NY). Thank you. Derek

  • Rich says:

    I am an accounting professor at a 2 year community college. I’ve been working in this role for over 13 years. What options are there for academics like myself and the CPA licensure for the experience requirement? I’m in a tough position because my teaching position is my full time job and I am unable to meet the one-year work/experience requirement for New York state. Are there any options there for my situation?

    • Stephanie Ng says:

      Hi Rich, yes there are state boards that recognize academia as relevant experience. I just can’t recall which one, but there are quite a few. Maye you can check out my summary pages as I tend to list it out: https://ipassthecpaexam.com/cpa-exam-requirements/

      Might need to click through each state one by one… Good luck! Regards, Stephanie

      • Rich says:

        Thanks for the reply and help Stephanie! Looking up New York State’s experience requirement, it looks like I don’t have a lot of options there. I must complete at least 35 hours a week (5 days a week) actual work experience under a licensed CPA for a full year (I meet the 150 credit hour requirement) in order to get licensure. Given that my job as a full-time professor takes up most of my time, it looks like I’m stuck for now. I will continue to look into this to see if there are any options there. Thanks again for your help and feedback on this!

        • Stephanie Ng says:

          Sure Rich. If you are interested in getting an out-of-state license, you can always check out the rules of other states. I figure you don’t need this in a hurry so take you time to explore. Just come back if I can be helpful, Stephanie

  • Kei says:

    I am a CPA from the Philippines, and worked for 4yrs, can I take CPA exam in New York and what are the requirements? Thank you

  • Echo says:

    For the Communications and Ethics and Responsibilities course requirement of NY, are there any online short course or I have to take university courses for this? Thanks

  • ANUJ says:

    hi
    i done my b.com + m.com + C.A in 2011.now i am a FCA in india.I want to done CPA exam switch to canada. Please give step by step procedure to crack CPA .We will thankful to u.

    Regards
    Anuj

  • Debbie says:

    Hello.

    I am a graduate of Bachelor in Science in Business Administration major in Accounting from the Philippines 2 decades ago. I worked in different institutions for almost 10 years under accounting department. Unfortunately, after I left the Philippines and migrated here in the US (New York State), I never had the chance to apply nor work in any institutions or companies involving accounting. But now, I want to practice my profession in accounting and want to take the CPA exam here in NY since I am living here. Can you help me with the proper steps I should be taking in order to reach my goal of sitting in the examination room? Thank you so much.

  • Leonardo says:

    Hello!

    I’m a temporary NY visitor (I hold a L1 Visa – work) and would like to apply for the CPA certification.

    Since I’m a non-Resident, is Toefl certification required?

    Thank you!

  • Faraz says:

    Hello,

    I am a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario – Canada) with the designation CPA, CA. I understand there is some mutual recognition agreement between AICPA and CPA Canada. I would appreciate if someone could guide me on the steps to obtain CPA designation in NY state.

  • Nutan says:

    Hello;

    I have completed my BA in Accounting and Economics. I have worked for a Non-Profit company for two years as an General Ledger Accountant. I am currently a stay home mom and I am thinking of taking the CPA review course and then sit for the exam. However, I am still unsure if I am qualified to sit for the exam. I do not want to take the review course and then later finds out that I cannot sit for the exam. Can you please advice me on what I should do? Thanks

  • Stephanie Nwa says:

    Hello Stephanie,

    I just came across your video which is very informative thank you so much for that you are very helpful.
    I graduated as an accountant in one of the CUNY colleges in NYC since 2005, with 124 credit courses.
    I started my career as a Jr. Portfolio Accountant in a Real Estate company for 5 years, I did consulting in Healthcare Institution as an AP Specialist, my most recent job was in Banking as an AP Accountant for about 3years, which I lost as a result of company massive downsize mid last 2016 after my return from maternity leave. since then, I am not able to find a job, every company seems to be requiring CPA or CMA and so forth.
    I am now trying to consider that route. I guess my question is:
    1. Will I need to go back to school for master in Accounting? my research shows that Master in accounting is not as lucrative anymore.

    2. Since I been out of school for 12years does my B.S still qualify for the CPA?
    3. What do you think about the CMA?

    4. What other Master programs other than Accounting do you think can still qualify to sit for the CPA.

    Any insight will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Stephanie

  • Shubhneet Sethi says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    I’ve recently moved to New York. I’ve a Bachelors degree (3 Years) & Masters (2 Years) from India. In the both courses, I studied Finance & Accounting each year. I’m looking to get my CPA from New York state. Can you suggest any evaluation agencies which are accepted by NY State Board?
    Secondly, please suggest the ones which can accept scanned copies of my degrees & mark-sheets for evaluation as I’m not carrying them with me.

    Regards,
    Shubhneet

  • I am a Nigerian. I current live in France. I am interested in CPA.
    I already have the below qualifications in accounting;
    . Bsc. Accounting from the university of Nigeria.
    . AAT under the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
    . ACCA London, part 1 passed.
    . MBA accounting from Carlfield University, Texas, USA.
    . I have 8 years and 7 months experience in accounting and auditing.
    Please I will like to know whether I am eligible to write the CPA exams and know whether I can be exempted from writing all the papers since I have already done many courses in accounting.
    I will also want to know whether I can write the exams from France and your centres in France.
    Again, how do I register if I am eligible.Infant, I will be happy if you can give me the details abut the Program.
    Thanks for you quick response.
    Oluwatoyin Emily POPOOLA.

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