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Iain-6872 - 05/28/2020, 10:46 pm

Hi, I would like to become a CPA. I live and work in New York, so becoming a CPA in New York would be the natural course of action. However, I do not meet the education requirements for New York. I believe I fit the requirements for New Jersey, which I am attempting to confirm because I did my undergrad in London, so I am thinking that is my best bet. Does anyone see why this would be an issue? And is there any reason I wouldn't be able to transfer licensure to 'practice' in another state according to the Uniform Accountancy Act? NJ has firm mobility while NY does not, so that could possibly be an issue, but I am unsure how much that would diminish the value of the license. I work for a big accounting firm doing audit work, so perhaps it wouldn't be ideal. I welcome everyone's thoughts.

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Varun-62811 - 06/12/2020, 1:01 pm

Apply with NJ and get all your exams and licensing done. As soon as you receive the license, you can get your credits transferred to the NY state. You will incur some board membership cost though.

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