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.

The current New Jersey triennial reporting period ends on Dec. 31, 2020.


Fast Facts and License Renewal Resources

Total CPE Credits


Minimum Credits
Per Year

NJCPA Resources

Articles and Resources

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Coalition Launched to Protect Professional Licensing

August 13, 2019 Source: Journal of Accountancy
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Why the CPA Licensure Process Could Change

August 1, 2019 Source: Journal of Accountancy
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • 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?

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

  • How can I contact the N.J. State Board of Accountancy?

  • What is the best way to renew my license?

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

  • Is there a grace period after the end of the triennial?

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

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

  • Is there anything else I should know?

  • How are self-study credits applied?

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

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

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


Have Additional Questions?

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


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