Nebraska CPA Requirements

A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy.

To earn the prestige associated with the CPA license, you are required to demonstrate knowledge and competence by meeting high educational standards, passing the CPA exam and completing a specific amount of general accounting experience.

The two most important aspects of becoming a CPA are passing the Uniform CPA Exam and meeting licensing requirements in the state where you want to practice.

Nebraska CPA licensure Requirements – Overview
Educational Hours Required for Licensure150 Semester Hours
Residency RequiredResident of Nebraska
Degree RequiredBachelor’s or Master’s
Minimum AgeNot required
Application Fee$175.00
Additional RequirementsNebraska Board of Accountancy Site

Educational Hours Required for licensure

The Certified Public Accountant certification is one of the most prestigious professional certifications available. It indicates that the accountant has satisfied a demanding set of educational, professional, and ethical standards. In addition, candidates must pass the rigorous CPA exam in order to earn the distinction of this credential. Before candidates can sit for the exam, they must satisfy their Nebraska CPA requirements and qualifications. Each state has its own set of eligibility requirements for the CPA licensure, which should not be confused with CPA exam requirements. Below we will be discussing the requirements for the state of Nebraska.

The successful completion of the Uniform CPA Examination, and an examination in professional ethics as approved by the Board. A certificate holder may not call themselves a CPA nor practice public accountancy in Nebraska until the work experience requirement has been met and a permit to practice (active license) has been issued.

  • A total of 150 Semester hours, including a bachelor’s degree
  • Must complete the NBPA Ethics Exam
  • Must complete the AICPA’s Professional Ethics self-study examination
  • Must have successfully completed the U.S. Uniform CPA EXAM.

Minimum age required

Minimum age not required. Applicant must be a citizen of the Nebraska.

Professional Ethics

Candidates who have successfully passed the examination will be required to complete the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s continuing professional educational course “Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course On-Demand (For Licensure).”


$175 for the individual application and $50 for firm annual permit.

Work Experience

2 years of public accounting experience satisfactory to the board, in any state, in practice as a certified public accountant, or in employment as a staff accountant by anyone engaging in the practice of public accountancy, or in any combination of either such types of experience.

A firm license process

Each firm and office thereof established or maintained for the practice of public accountancy in this State shall register with the Board within 30 days after it is opened, and annually thereafter, on a form prescribed by the Board.

Each office shall be under the direct supervision of a resident manager who must be registered with this Board and the holder of a valid annual permit.

Nebraska CPA firm Registration

Additional Information

While we do our best to keep all of this information up to date you are welcome to visit and or contact that Nebraska Board of Accountancy with any other questions you might have.

Address: P.O. Box 94725, Lincoln, NE 68509-4725
Phone: (402) 471-3595 or (800)564-6111
Fax: (402) 471-4484
CPA Certification form: Nebraska CPA Certification Form
Annual Registration form: Nebraska Annual Registration Form

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