Texas (TX) CPA Exam Requirements

Texas (TX) CPA Exam Requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate becomes eligible for the CPA examination by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various Texas CPA Exam requirements:

Texas CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? Yes
  • 150 semester hours with a minimum of 30 hours upper-level Accounting courses, of which at least 15 hours must be from traditional face-to-face courses and 2 hours of accounting or tax research, 24 hours of upper level related business courses which must include 2 hours of accounting or business communications, and 3 hours board-approved ethics course

Texas CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: None

Texas CPA Exam Residency Requirements

-U.S. Citizenship Required: No
-Must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? No

Application Process

1. Review the exam requirements

2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review

3. Request and forward transcripts. Once you are notified that your Application of Intent has been approved, file an Eligibility Application. The fee for online submission of the Eligibility Application is $20 for each section. The candidate will be advised by the State Board when the Eligibility Application is approved.

4. Pay the exam fees. The State Board will notify the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) of the candidate’s approval and NASBA will send the applicant a payment coupon for the exam fees, which total $864.10 for all four parts. Once payment has been made, within a 90-day period, a Notice to Schedule (NTS) will be issued to the candidate indicating the exam sections the candidate is eligible to take and the deadline by which they may be taken. Candidates should only apply for the sections of the CPA exam that they will be prepared to take within the 90 day eligibility period.

5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth/Bedford, Houston, Houston/Clear Lake, Kingwood, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, San Antonio, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

Key Exam Process Links for Texas

Texas CPA Application Process

Texas CPA Application Forms

Texas CPA Statutes

Texas CPA Exam FAQs

AICPA

NASBA

State CPA Society

Texas CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $60

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $794.10

Other fees: $60 application of intent fee. $20.00 per part eligibility application fee each time you sit.