After December 31, 2000, an applicant for initial issuance of a certificate under this section shall show that the applicant has had one year of experience. This experience must include providing any type of  service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills. This experience must be verified and must meet any other requirements prescribed by the board by rule. This experience is acceptable if it was gained through employment in government, industry, academia, or public accounting. This experience requirement does not apply to those who received a certificate from this state prior to January 1, 2000. From the N.D. Century Code, section 43-02.2-04; para. 14. Certified public accountants.

Qualifying Experience.  The experience required for initial certification after December 31, 2000, must consist of at least two thousand hours gained within four or fewer calendar years, and must be verified to the satisfaction of the board.  The majority of the experience must consist of providing some service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills.  Candidates may complete the required examinations before completing any of the experience required for initial certification.  From the N.D. Administrative Code Section 3-02-04-01.

An experience form is available at http://nd.gov/ndsba/Certificate%20of%20Experience.pdf

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