State Requirements

New Hampshire

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 10/17/2014

Requirements

Age Requirement None
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure Until January 1, 2005: B.A. Degree with accounting concentration. After January 1, 2005 and until June 30, 2014: 120 hours (including B.A. Degree or higher degree) with accounting concentration or equivalent. On or after July 1, 2014: 150 hours (including B.A. Degree or higher degree) with accounting concentration.
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: Prior to January 1, 2005: 12 semester hours in accounting. After January 1, 2005 and until June 30, 2014: 12 semester hours in accounting. On or after July 1, 2014: 30 semester hours of accounting courses. The accounting credits shall include coverage in financial accounting auditing, taxation, and management accounting.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours)
Experience Requirements: Until June 30, 2014: B.A. Degree-2 years experience. Master's Degree in accounting, taxation, finance, or business administration-1 year experience. On or after July 1, 2014: 1 year experience. Can be gained through public accounting and governmental agencies.
Ethics Exam: No ethics exam
State Society

New Hampshire Society of CPAs


Roberta Daly

603-622-1999

1750 Elm Street

Ste. 403

Manchester, NH

03104


Email: rdaly@nhscpa.org

State Board

New Hampshire Joint Board/Board of Accountancy


603-271-2219

Anna Philbrook Building

121 South Fruit St.

Concord, NH

03301


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services

Notes


Education requirement will change effective July 1, 2014 to 150 hours (including B.A.) (candidates will still be able to sit for exam after completion of B.A)

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