Nebraska CPA Requirements

Nebraska CPA Requirements

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Nebraska CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: At least 60 semester hours of general education, including: oral and written communication, mathematics, arts, natural sciences, social sciences, and statistics

30 semester hours in accounting courses

36 semester hours in business courses

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 2 years (4,000 hours) of work experience verified by a CPA within the registered firm acquired through academia, industry, or public accounting; OR 3 years of work experience within a government department within the Nebraska Auditor Public Accounts, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue or Federal Internal Revenue Service

Note: Nebraska is a two-tier state meaning you are able to apply for a CPA certificate after successful completion of the CPA Exam and Professional Ethics Course. All experiential requirements must be met in order to be licensed and granted a Nebraska CPA Permit to Practice.

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
PO Box 94725
Lincoln, NE 68509-4725

Email: cpaes-ne@nasba.org
Phone: 402-471-3595
Fax: 402-471-4484

Initial Application Fees $165
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $998.60

     *$75 re-examination application fee