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For Texas CPA requirements, the State Board requires the full 150 credit hours to sit for the exam. After passing the CPA exam, you will need to accumulate 1 year of experience under the direct supervision of an active CPA licensee.
Please also note the AICPA ethics exam requirement is replaced by 4 hours of ethics class and the Texas Code of Professional Conduct exam.
Note to international candidates
If your education is gained outside the US, TX State Board either performs the evaluation or outsources it to trusted third parties own their own. Please request for an evaluation of international credentials form. Do NOT send your transcript to third-party foreign credential evaluation agencies.
What is typically called “CPA license” in this site is called “CPA certificate” by the State Board. This is not to be confused with the CPA certificate mentioned in the rest of my site. For simplicity I will use the term “CPA license” throughout this page.
*Launched in Apr 2016* The NASBA Experience Verification service is now available to those who do not have access to an active U.S. CPA for verification.
*** Special note on the NTS***
You will only have 90 days to pay the fees, schedule your exams at the prometric center AND take those exams. In other words, for Texas your NTS is only valid for 90 days counting from the application date. For details please read this page from TX Board of Accountancy.
CPE is required for license holders. Please click here for Texas CPA CPE requirements.
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Tower III, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900
Check out these pages to learn about the educational and experience requirements, with my recommendation at the end of the posts:
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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!