New Mexico CPA Requirements

New Mexico CPA Requirements

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New Mexico 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: 30 Semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting or auditing, including 15 hours completed in-person; excluding finance courses; and no more than 3 hours in business law

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's Degree) with 30 hours in accounting

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience of part time or full time, paid or volunteer work experience supervised by a licensed CPA, completed in government, industry, academia, or public practice within a time period of 1-3 years. Must be obtained in the 7 years leading up to taking the CPA Exam, or within 7 years after passing the CPA Exam, and be documented using the Work Experience Verification form.

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

New Mexico Public Accountancy Board
5200 Oakland NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Phone: 505-222-9850

Fax: 505-222-9855

Initial Application Fees $160
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $993.60

     *$85 re-examination application fee