To become a CPA in North Dakota, you must first sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and meet the education, experience, and legal eligibility requirements. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide on becoming a CPA in North Dakota, this page is for you.
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Credit Requirements: Applicants must complete 150 semester hours, including 24 hours in business-related subjects and 24 hours in accounting, in a four-year educational institution approved by the Board.
Minimum degree: Baccalaureate.
Additional Requirements: None.
Educational Requirement: Candidates must meet the 150-semester hour educational requirement. Out of 150 credits, 24 must be received from general business subject study and 24 from accounting.
Experience Requirements: Candidates must obtain at least 2,000 hours of experience within four calendar years providing services involving accounting, attest, tax, consulting, financial advisory, or management advisory skills.
Ethics Exam: Yes – candidates must pass the Uniform AICPA Ethics Exam.
Social Security Requirements: Yes
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Minimum Age: 18 years.
Citizenship: There is no residency or citizenship requirement to become a CPA in North Dakota.
More Requirements: None.
Initial application fee: $120
Grades transfer fee: $140
Re-examination fees: applicants must pay a re-examination fee of $60 and board fees for every exam section retaken.
All fees are non-refundable.
North Dakota CPAs must renew their licenses every year by July 31. The license renewal fee is $185.
North Dakota CPAs must complete 120 CPE hours over a three-year period, with at least 20 hours each year. Out of 120 reported hours, six must be in accounting-specific ethics.
A comprehensive guide on obtaining North Dakota’s CPA license is here.
Note: You can find the state’s laws and regulations on public accountancy practice here.