Texas CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

Texas CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

Texas CPA CPE requirementsTo maintain the CPA status, all CPA licensee in Texas have to fulfill the CPA CPE requirement on a tri-annual basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

Texas CPA CPE Requirements

The CPE credits have to be accumulated on the last date of your birth month, and the counting is done every 3 years (but you will need to report the progress every year).

Within these 3 years, the CPAs registered in Texas should fulfill at least 120 hours of accounting continuing education.

This annual reporting can be conveniently done online and if everything is submitted properly you can get the CPA license issued on the next business day.

Specific Requirements

  • A licensee may not claim more than 50% of the total CPE credit hours (i.e. 60 hours) required from the non-technical area in a three-year reporting period.
  • Minimum 20 hours need to be fulfilled every year
  • Minimum 4 hours of ethics course every 2 years

Here is a video that discusses which courses are accepted, and how to ensure prompt and proper CPE reporting:

Further Information

You can contact Texas State Board of Accountancy for further questions:

  • Address: 333 Guadalupe, Twr., 3, Suite 900, Austin, TX 78701-3900
  • Phone: (512) 305-7844
  • Fax: (512) 305-7875

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

My recommendation is CPE Link, a CPE provider registered with NASBA on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry ID: 109068). Their CPE courses are endorsed by the Societies of CPAs in California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and West Virginia.

CPE Link offers over 1,000 hours of self-study content taught by accounting and tax professionals–all experts in their fields with many years of practical experience to share. Click out the courses below and start earning your CPE credits today!

About the Author Stephanie Ng

I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley), and I also passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam on my first try. Additionally, I have led webinars, such as for the Institute of Management Accountants, authored featured articles on websites like Going Concern and AccountingWeb, and I'm also the CFO for the charity New Sight. Finally, I have created other accounting certification websites to help mentor non-CPA candidates. I have already mentored thousands of CPA, CMA, CIA, EA, and CFA candidates, and I can help you too!

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