Triennial New Jersey License Renewal

CPAs licensed in the state of New Jersey are required to renew their license every three years per the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy.

NOTE: The Division of Consumer Affairs has granted a six-month extension for CPAs to earn CPE credit for this triennial. Learn more here.

 

Fast Facts and License Renewal Resources

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Total CPE Credits
120

 

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Timeframe
1/1/18-12/31/20

Extended to 6/30/21

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Minimum Credits
Per Year
20

 

NJCPA Resources

Articles and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Has there been an extension of time to earn CPE or renew licenses in light of the coronavirus pandemic?

  • What is the best way to renew my license?

  • What should I do if I haven't received a license renewal notice?

  • What if I plan to move or have moved or changed my address in the past three years?

  • What could happen if I renewed my license as active and don’t complete the required total number of credits by the end of the triennial?

  • What is the NJCPA’s role in the renewal process?

  • How can I contact the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy?

  • What should I do if I don’t think I’ll have enough credits by the end of the triennial?

  • Does the board require CPAs to earn a minimum number of CPE credits annually?

  • Are there specific requirements regarding the composition of the 120 credit hours required to renew my license?

  • What are the requirements for taking the law and ethics course? Can I fulfill the ethics requirement through self-study?

  • Where can I find a list of approved CPE sponsors?

  • How are self-study credits applied?

  • Is nano learning — 10-minute self-study videos that grant a fifth (0.2) of a credit — applicable for the 120 hours of CPE learning yet?

  • Can a college professor or CPE instructor receive credit for teaching a CPE course?

  • Is there anything else I should know?

 

Have Additional Questions?

  • Contact the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy online or at 973-504-6380.
  • Contact the NJCPA at education@njcpa.org or 973-226-4494.

 

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