Where do I start? Texas CPA license

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    Tati
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    Hello,

    I have finally decided it's time for me to take the CPA exam, but after doing some research, I am completely overwhelmed with the process. I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on where to start. I will be getting licensed in TX.

    I know I have to submit an application of intent, but I'm not sure what to do next. I know there will also be a NTS, but is that something that I need to apply after I have submitted my application of intent? Is there a time limit to apply for an NTS?

    I plan to start a CPA review course in a month or 2, but I am so confused about the timelines.

    Does anyone have any advice/help?

    Thanks!

    #3023082 Reply
    monikerncmonikernc
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    You can start by reading the statutes https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=22&pt=22&ch=511
    available on the TX Board’s website https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=22&pt=22&ch=511
    Then you can email your questions to: executive@tsbpa.texas.gov

    TX CPA License process in a nutshell: First you have to meet the education requirements, then apply to take the exams. Then apply for a NTS to take each exam. Then once all exams have been passed and you meet the education and ethics requirements, you apply for a license.
    For the gritty details follow my advice above – read statutes then email the Board with any questions.

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    #3023088 Reply
    Road2CPARoad2CPA
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    Yes, the application of intent is the first step. If you are eligible to sit for the exam, they will direct you from that point. The Texas board will be the ones to issue your NTS once they determine you are eligible.

    I live in Texas, but I am actually sitting for the exam through Arkansas. Texas would not accept about 3 of my classes from the university that I graduated from in Arkansas. I figured it would be easier to just get licensed through Arkansas then apply for reciprocity in Texas to transfer my license.

    Many people run into issues with Texas accepting courses. If you run into issues, remember that you can always apply and get licensed through any state in which you meet all the eligibility requirements.

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    #3023097 Reply
    monikerncmonikernc
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    I got licensed in Montana and now waiting for a reciprocity decision from Colorado because CO required at least one specific course I did not have or want to take. You gotta live substantial equivalency!

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    monikerncmonikernc
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    If I could I would change live to love….

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