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 here.

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 Experience Form – Public Accounting Certificate of Experience. 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 Experience Form – Non Public Accounting.
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 Nevada Examinee CPA Certification Application Packet. For those who did not take the CPA Exam through Nevada, all that is left for you to do is to fill out the CPA Certification Application Packet. 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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