Nevada CPA Licensing Process

Hey, hey, hey! What’s going on, aspiring Nevada CPAs? I am extremely proud of you! You, yes you, overcame the one and only CPA Exam. When you began the journey to become a licensed CPA, you probably felt that becoming a licensed CPA was unobtainable; however, now, you are one step closer to becoming a licensed CPA. Read on to find out about the Nevada CPA licensing process.

Nevada CPA Licensing Process
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The Silver State Licensing Process

The first step in the Nevada CPA licensing process is to pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam by a score of 90 percent or higher. This exam is composed of 40 multiple choice questions and is open book. For more information about the ethics requirement, click .

You also need to have a minimum of two years of public accounting related experience totaling 4,160 hours, which can be documented on the . Alternatively, Nevada requires that you have a minimum of four years of non-public accounting related experience (Internal Audit or Governmental) totaling 8,320 hours, which can be documented on the .
Once you have your work experience completed, you are on your way to becoming a CPA. For those who took the CPA Exam through Nevada, all that is left for you to do is to fill out the . For those who did not take the CPA Exam through Nevada, all that is left for you to do is to fill out the . You will also need to make sure that you submit the following to the Nevada State Board of Accountancy:

  • CPA Licensure by Original Certification
  • $200 Application Fee
  • $50 Investigation Fee
  • 2” x 2” photo
  • Experience Form
  • Completion of Ethics Exam
  • Moral Character References
  • Fingerprint Cards

If you have any additional questions about licensing requirements, visit and your state board for up to date information.

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