New York (NY) CPA Exam requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the CPA Exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate becomes eligible for the CPA Exam by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various New York CPA Exam requirements:

New York CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? No
  • Candidates must have 120 semester hours and have taken coursework in the following areas: Financial Accounting and Reporting, Taxation, Cost or Managerial Accounting, or Auditing and Attestation
  • May sit for exam with lesser or no degree if qualifying experience requirements (15 years) are satisfied
  • 150 hours for licensure required.

New York CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: None

New York CPA Exam Residency Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No
  • Must be a resident, employee OR have office in the state? No

Application Process

  1. Review the exam requirements
  2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review
  3. Request and forward transcripts. Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. Applicants must submit an Application for Licensure and First Registration (Form 1) to the New York State Education Department. Applicants who have attended an academic institution outside of the United States, or a combination of U.S. and non-U.S, must submit a Certification of Professional Education (Form 2) and transcript. Applicants who are using fifteen years of public accounting experience must submit an Applicant Experience Record (Form 4) and a Certification of Employer (Form 4B). If you do not expect any problems with your application being processed, this is a great time to start studying with Surgent CPA Review.
  4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, the State Board will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive an invoice for exam fees which must be paid in advance. Once fees are paid, you will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months.
  5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at You can take the exam at one of the numerous Prometric locations in the State of New York or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

New York CPA Application Process

New York CPA Application Forms

New York CPA Statutes

New York CPA Exam FAQs



State CPA Society

New York CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $150

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $884.10

Other fees: Re-exam registration fee $75 regardless of the number of parts requested. All Fees are Non-Refundable