Texas CPA Requirements

Texas CPA Requirements

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Texas CPA Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: 30 hrs or equivalent quarter hrs of ACCT courses (15 hours requires physical attendance on campus; 2 credit hours required in accounting or taxation research and analysis). 24 upper level hrs in business courses. 3 hrs of Board-approved Ethics course

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year work experience defined as diversified non-routine accounting gained through client practice of public accountancy, industry, government, law firm, education, or internship (which is a case-by-case approval). Self-employment is not acceptable unless approved by the Board.

Ethics Exam: Must pass exam on Texas Rules of Professional Conduct

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
333 Guadalupe
Tower III, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900

Email: exam@tsbpa.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-305-7851
Fax: 512-305-7875

Initial Application Fees $50
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $883.60

     *Re-examination application fee varies