North Carolina CPA Licensing Requirements – A Brief Overview

Certified Public Accountants  who acquire a certification in North Carolina will find themselves among the most highly compensated accounting professionals in the state.  According to North Carolina’s Department of Commerce’s Labor and Analysis page the median salary for Certified Public Accountants in North Carolina was $60,900 in 2012.   So if you are working in the field of accounting and you are thinking about returning to your studies, or if you’re just at the beginning of your academic career, you might want to consider enrolling in an accredited CPA degree program.   In the paragraphs below we will provide you with need-to-know details about the requirements for CPA’s everywhere as well as details specific to applicants seeking a CPA license in North Carolina.

North Carolina CPA Licensing Requirements – A Closer Look

North Carolina CPA Licensing RequirementsThe educational and professional requirements for CPA’s are going to differ from state to state.  So while it’s always a great idea to pay close attention to the requirements specific to your state during your studies, you can rest assured that there will be some fairly standard requirements for prospective CPA license holders everywhere.  These requirements will usually include:

  • That CPA license applicant will have completed a degree program from an accredited 4-year university with a concentration in accounting or in a concentration that is closely related to that of accounting
  • That during the completion of this degree program, the CPA license applicant will have completed a minimum of 150 semester units of college coursework
  • That the CPA license applicant will have taken the four-part Uniform CPA Exam.  This exam is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  and is usually taken over a period of up to 18 months
  • That the CPA license applicant will have been employed for a minimum of one year in an accounting related job or in a position in a similar field of endeavor

The state of North Carolina also requires:

  •  That any potential CPA license holder is a citizen of the United States, have declared the intention of becoming a citizen, or be a resident alien
  •  That any potential CPA license holder must be at least 18 years old and be of good moral character
  • That any potential CPA license holder must also have attained a bachelor’s degree from a university that is accredited by one of the regionally accredited associations in any subject that includes, or is supplemented by, 30 semester hours in accounting

To learn more about North Carolina’s CPA requirements visit North Carolina’s State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners page.

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