Nevada CPA Exam & License Requirements

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Nevada requires 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam.  The work experience requirements for the CPA license are more strict than most states and require 2 years of public accounting experience with at least 700 hours of audit work.

To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:

  1. Minimum age: None
  2. U.S. Residency NOT Required
  3. State Residency NOT required

Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor degree or higher
  2. 150 semester units from an accredited university
  3. Accounting courses — 30 semester hours above introductory level
    1. Financial Accounting – Intermediate I, II, III or advanced: 9 hours
    2. Cost Accounting: 3 hours
    3. Auditing: 3 hours
    4. Federal Income Tax: 3 hours
    5. Accounting Electives: 12 hours
  4. Business law: 3 hours
  5. General business: 24 semester units
  6. Please see Nevada Education Requirements for CPA’s for more details

NV CPA License Requirements


  • Same as above

Work Experience

  • 2 years public accounting including 1,000 hours in the attest function (700 of the 1,000 must be in audit)
  • IRS and Internal Audit experience may qualify

Ethics Exam

Nevada CPA Exam Fees

The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Nevada is $743 plus the initial $100 application fee.  The re-examination registration fee varies depending on the number of sections you are signing up for.

**Important Note: You should not apply and pay for exam sections that will not be taken within six months because your Notice to Schedule (NTS) in Nevada expires 6 months after issuance.

Additional CPA Requirements

  1. Pass all 4 sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75% or higher
  2. Complete verified accounting work experience
  3. Pass AICPA Ethics Exam
  4. Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
  5. Pay the CPA license application fee

NV Exam Information and Resources

Nevada CPA License RequirementsNevada CPA Exam Application Forms 

NV Examination Application 

For more details, please contact:

Nevada State Board of Accountancy

1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 220
Reno, NV 89502

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 775-786-0231
Fax: 775-786-0234

What’s Next?

Now that you have started the CPA exam application process, your next step is to find the right CPA review course that best fits your budget, learning style and schedule.

It can take several weeks for your application to be processed so don’t waste that valuable time waiting to hear back from your state board.  If you start studying now you will get a nice jump start on the material and will be better prepared to pass your first CPA exam!