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Licensing/Certification Requirements
In Nevada there are 3 types of applications for certification:
  • Nevada Examinee Original Certification - This application is for individuals who passed the exam in Nevada and are not licensed.

  • Original Certification - This application is for individuals who passed the exam in another state and are not licensed.

  • Reciprocity - This application is for individuals who are licensed in another state.

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The following information must be provided to complete your file prior to board consideration and approval:

  • Application Fee of $240. Checks should be made payable to the Nevada State Board of Accountancy. Credit cards are also accepted. Click here for payment form.

  • A recent photo.

Background Investigation:

  • Complete Fingerprint Cards. The Board is mandated to conduct an Investigation of Criminal History on all applicants for certification as provided in NAC 628.019.

    Electronic Fingerprinting is also available. Click here for more information.

Grades/Licensure Verification:

  • Verification of CPA Examination Grades and licensure from the original state of issuance. The form must be completed by your original state board and returned to this office. If you passed the exam in Nevada, your scores are on file and the verification is not necessary.


Official transcripts indicating your degree must be sent to this board directly from your college or university upon the request of the applicant. If you passed the exam in Nevada, your transcripts are on file. Degrees obtained from a University or College outside of the United States must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. The foreign evaluation must be sent from the company providing the service.

Below is Nevada's current education requirement. If you conditioned or passed the exam prior to January 1, 2001, your education requirement will be different. Please contact the board office for a determination of your education requirement.

Applicant for CPA Certification must have a Bachelors Degree that includes 150 credits of education. Included in the 150 credits the applicant must have the following:

24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits in Accounting courses above the introductory level. Subjects to be covered include:

Financial Accounting 6 Credits
Cost Accounting 3 Credits
Auditing 3 Credits
Federal Income Tax 3 Credits
Accounting Electives 9 Credits

3 semester credits or 4.5 quarter credits of Business Law

24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits in Business at the undergraduate or graduate level. The courses must in areas other than accounting and courses already provided above.
Subjects to covered include:

Organizational Behavior
Business Finance
Business Law
Data Analytics
Data Interrogation Techniques
Digital Acumen in Accounting
Ethics in Business
  Information Systems
Oral Communication
Quantitative Applications in Business
Legal & Social Environment

All foreign evaluated transcripts must give a detailed listing of each course indicating the U.S. equivalency of the semester credits and course descriptions in order to apply the 150 hour requirement accurately.

If you have questions regarding your education please contact the board office at (775) 786-0231.


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  • Provide results of a Rules of Professional Conduct (Ethics) exam taken within the last 3 years. If you have not taken the ethics exam or the last one taken is over 3 years old, the exam may be taken from any provider of continuing education.

Moral Character References:

Moral character reference forms to be signed by individuals who will verify your fiscal integrity. It should not be signed by a relative of the applicant.

Continuing Education:

Reciprocity Applicants Only: A minimum of twenty (20) credits of Continuing Education must be submitted with the application or within 12 months following the date of application.


A file is established upon receipt of the application. All forms may be returned directly to the Board from the individuals responsible for completion or you may accumulate the forms and send together with your application. Staff will issue the license upon receipt of all documents to complete the file. Please click here for the status of your application.

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