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Texas CPA Exam Requirements

Strict adherence to Texas CPA requirements is necessary in order to make the CPA exam process go as smoothly as possible. We’ve compiled the CPA requirements for Texas in order to help students prepare and ensure they’re fully qualified to sit for the Texas CPA exam. This way, for students in Texas, CPA review courses are not invested in without full confidence that they’ll be able to continue on to a successful CPA career!

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

License Requirements
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 Contacts
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900
Email: exam@tsbpa.state.tx.us
Phone: (512) 305-7800
Fax: (512) 305-7854

Texas CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section: $50

Initial Application Fee:

  • Section 1 - $15
  • Section 2 - $30
  • Section 3 - $45
  • Section 4 - $60
Examination Fees

  • AUD - $190.35
  • FAR - $190.35
  • BEC - $171.25
  • REG - $171.25

CPA Exam Resources
CPA Examination Review Materials
Texas Society of CPAs
Texas CPA Application Forms
NASBA – Texas