Are 150 Hours Too Many?

February 13, 2024

The 150-credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure is the topic of much debate. We recently surveyed more than 1,000 NJCPA members about the topic. Hear what they had to say about whether new hires without 150 hours pursue CPA certification, whether there are any discernable skill differences among candidates with 120 hours versus 150 hours, whether there should be alternatives to the 150 hours, and more.


      Aiysha  Johnson

      Aiysha Johnson

      Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM, is the CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. She previously was the executive director of BKR International’s Americas Region where she was responsible for overseeing the implementation of all strategic efforts for BKR accounting and business advisory member firms in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. She has more than 20 years of wide-ranging global experience working for nonprofits and professional and trade associations.

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      Don  Meyer

      Don Meyer

      Don Meyer, CAE, is the chief marketing officer of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, where he is responsible for setting the vision, strategy and direction for the organization’s marketing, communications and membership campaigns and for driving the success of a deep and broad swath of organizational initiatives. He can be reached at

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      Jeffrey  Kaszerman

      Jeffrey Kaszerman

      Jeff Kaszerman is the vice president of government relations for New Jersey Society of CPAs. He works with the CEO and board of trustees to create and implement advocacy initiatives that protect and promote the interests of the CPA profession, the business community and the public.

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