Texas CPA Exam Requirements

07 Jun 2015

CPA Exam Requirements


Texas CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Texas CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirement for Licensure: 150 hours (including B.A.)

Participates in International Examination Program: Yes

Hours in accounting: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of accounting courses (15 hours requires physical attendance on campus; 2 credit hours required in accounting or taxation research and analysis)

Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)

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 CPA Exam Application of Intent

In order to take the Texas CPA Exam, you must first complete an Application of Intent, which includes:

Application of Intent

Check or money order for $50 in U.S. dollars made payable to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. (APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE). DO NOT SEND CASH.

-Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended


Government-issued identification document (State-issued driver's license, state identification card, or current U.S. or foreign passport). (Certified or notarized copy is required.)

U.S. Social Security Card (Certified or notarized copy is required.)

Authorization and Release form (Must be certified or notarized.)

Electronic fingerprinting

Official police clearance document (International Texas CPA Exam applicants)

ADA document packet if requesting ADA accommodations on the CPA Examination (See Request for Testing Accommodations for information.)

Background Statement form (if required)

Texas CPA Exam Fees

Application Fee: $50

Application of Intent – Transfer of Credit: $100

Eligibility Application: $20 (per section)

Exam Fees:
AUD: $192.03
BEC: $172.51
FAR: $192.03
REG: $172.51

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Donna Fritz

Phone Number: 972-687-8501

Address: 14651 Dallas Pkwy Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254

Email Address: dfritz@tspca.net

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

William Treacy, Executive Director

Phone: 512-305-7851

Fax: 512-305-7875

Address: 333 Guadalupe Tower III, Suite 900, Austin, TX 78701-3900

Email: executive@tsbpa.state.tx.us

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