Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

New Jersey Works Out Its Big CPA Exam Application Kink

You guys remember earlier this month when we found out that some eligible CPA exam candidates in New Jersey were incorrectly rejected by CPAES, the company the NJ Board uses to process exam applications? Yeah, well, that’s fixed now.

According to NJSCPA Director of Communications Don Meyer, the current NJ regulations regarding educational requirements to sit for the CPA Exam have been and will continue to be the “law of the land” until the State Board determines otherwise.

• Under the current regulations, applicants wishing to take the CPA exam prior to earning the full 150 credit hours must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, take 60 semester hours of “liberal arts” courses AND take specific government, finance and business courses.

• However, due to some confusion about the interpretation of those regulations, the Board will on an interim basis grant waivers to candidates to sit for the exam if they have 120 semester hours of general college level education and a bachelors degree.

To read more, check out this update from NJSCPA.

Help the NJ Society of CPAs Win $10,000 For Its Scholarship Fund

Contrary to what some might claim, we actually enjoy helping when we can, especially if it means money not out of our own pockets for future capital market servants. Therefore, we’re asking you to take two seconds out of your day to help the NJSCPA win a contest.

From NJSCPA Director of Communications Don Meyer:

In our never-ending effort to convince the world that CPAs aren’t dull, and hopefully to win $10,000, the NJSCPA entered a photo in the “Great Event Photo Contest” on Facebook –

If our photo (a Society member salsa dancing at the 2011 NJSCPA Convention & Expo in Atlantic City) gets enough votes we could win $10,000 for the NJSCPA Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to high school and college students.

We’ll be encouraging (or nagging if you prefer) our members to vote for us by promoting the contest on Facebook, Twitter, NJSCPA Connect (, through email and by whatever other means we can think of.

We’re up against some big competition so we’re looking for whatever exposure we can get (hint, hint). Thanks.

Who says CPAs are dull?

You have until August 22nd to vote and can vote once a day using your Facebook profile.

Get on it!