Texas CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

Texas CPA CPE requirementsTo maintain the CPA status, all CPA licensees 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

You can contact the 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 Becker CPE. You can locate other CPA CPE courses here too.

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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