New York CPA Exam Requirements

When you decide that you are ready to take your CPA exam and receive a Certified Public Accountant license, you will need to know the requirements needed for your state. If you live in New York then we have a list of the New York CPA requirements for you to prepare.

If you plan to practice public accounting in New York, you will need an understanding of the New York CPA exam requirements because they differ from state to state. If you are looking for the requirements in another state then browse through the complete list of CPA requirements by state to find what you are looking for.

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Education Requirements

150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam: No

Minimum degree: Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate with 120 semester hours
NOTE:  Effective August 1, 2009 candidates will require 150 hours for licensure

Residency Requirements

U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state: No


  • Candidates must have 120 semester hours and have taken coursework in the following areas:
    • Financial Accounting and Reporting
    • Taxation
    • Cost or Managerial Accounting
    • Auditing and Attestation
  • Minimum Age: 18

*May sit for exam with lesser or no degree if qualifying experience requirements (15 years) are satisfied