North Carolina CPA Exam Requirements

Fresh seafood, beautiful mountains, and a rich heritage await you as a CPA in North Carolina. View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the North Carolina State Board of Accountancy below.

CPA Exam Requirements

Check if you meet the requirements to sit for the exam.

Age: 18
Education: Bachelor's degree of 120 hours is required to sit for the exam 30 semester hours in accounting courses or 20 semester hours of graduate courses
Citizenship: Citizenship is required.
Residency: Residency is not required.

Additional Education Requirements

CPA Licensure Requirements

Here’s what you need to become licensed in the state of North Carolina.

Education: Bachelor's Degree of 150 semester hours is required.
Experience: 1 year experience in public practice under direct supervision of a licensed CPA, or 1 year experience in field of accountancy under direct supervision of a licensed CPA, or four years of experience in the field of accounting.
Ethics: North Carolina Rules of Professional Ethics and Conduct examination is required to be licensed.

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners
1101 Oberlin Road, P.O. Box 12827, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC
State Board Website


Initial Application Fee $230.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $964.10

Schedule Your Exam

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To receive your CPA license additional requirements may be necessary. As fees and rules may change, we recommend contacting your State Board of Accountancy for more information.

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