Texas Certification Processing Time – January 2020

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    TheeAccountant
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    I overnighted my application for certification to the board on Wednesday, and it was delivered yesterday morning. Has anybody recently gone through this process in Texas in the last few months? I was wondering how long it takes them now to process the applications for certification. I’m not impatient or anything 😄

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    I've found an anomaly in the Space-Time Continuum. NASBA and the AICPA are in the 19th century. They use slide rules to score the exam, and then they send the scores by Pony Express to the State Boards. That's why it takes so long for them to do a score release.
    #2883174
    Biff Tannen
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    @theaccountant not sure why it would take longer than a few weeks maximum? Would you mind sharing your experience with the ethics exam? I heard it’s open book but not sure if I need to study for it before hand or if I can knock it out in one sitting without any studying. Thanks

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    “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends” - Benjamin Franklin
    #2883261
    TheeAccountant
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    They send you a link to the board’s rules & regs at some point after they process the certification application. I will post updates. My co-worker said it was easy and took about 45 minutes, just read carefully.

    It seems last year it was taking two to four weeks, was wondering if it was the same this year.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 84
    REG - 88
    I've found an anomaly in the Space-Time Continuum. NASBA and the AICPA are in the 19th century. They use slide rules to score the exam, and then they send the scores by Pony Express to the State Boards. That's why it takes so long for them to do a score release.
    #2885976
    caritus14
    Participant

    My process was as follows:

    6/24/19 – I received the Application for Certificate
    6/25/19 – I mailed the Application for Certificate filled out to the Board ( 2-day priority mail)
    7/12/19 – I received via email the link to the Code of Professional Conduct Exam (also known as the “Ethic Exam)…I submitted the exam the very next morning.
    7/18/19 – I received via email my CPA License Number

    In regards to the Ethics Exam, the exam can be done under an hour. It is online and open-book. Not hard at all 🙂

    I hope this helps!

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    Caritus14
    #2886006
    caritus14
    Participant

    @LIFO The Party: I forgot to mention that you do not need to study for the Ethics exam. You can easily find the answers since it is open-book. Even though the exam is not difficult, make sure to read carefully.

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    Caritus14
    #2886039
    Biff Tannen
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    @caritus14 thanks! What about the work experience requirement? Did your job send in the forms directly to TSBPA, or did you receive the forms from your job and you included the forms with your application for certification?

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    “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends” - Benjamin Franklin
    #2886075
    TheeAccountant
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    I asked each employer for them, I had two internships, and then mailed them with the application and notarized oath of office.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 84
    REG - 88
    I've found an anomaly in the Space-Time Continuum. NASBA and the AICPA are in the 19th century. They use slide rules to score the exam, and then they send the scores by Pony Express to the State Boards. That's why it takes so long for them to do a score release.
    #2886138
    caritus14
    Participant

    In my case, I requested my boss to fill out my work experience since I've worked here for 8 plus years. She was able to return the requested information within 30 minutes.

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    Caritus14
    #2947872
    Jack20
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    I just got my license today from Texas.

    Here is my timeline:

    02/07 turn in all paperwork
    02/12 website show they received my check/fee
    02/20 received a call to resend some info on job description by email
    02/21 received an ethics exam email
    02/26 received an approved email and CPA number. need to paid for license
    02/27 all paid and fully certified

    Basically almost 3 weeks.

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