For Candidates in Texas who have Passed the Uniform CPA Exam
Before a CPA candidate can be licensed in Texas, they must complete at least one year, a minimum of 2,000 hours, of accounting experience under a licensed CPA.
After completing the experience hours, applicants must submit a work experience form that verifies the experience they have gained.
Ethics Exam Requirement
In order to become a licensed CPA in Texas, candidates must complete a four-hour ethics course. This course must also be completed every two years once a candidate becomes licensed.
- There is a $50 initial licensing fee
- This fee can be prorated depending on the length of time the initial license will be valid
- There is a professional registration fee of $200 per year
- CPA licenses are valid for a 12 month period
- Due date for renewal is the last day of the licensees birth month
Continuing Professional Education Requirements
There is a three-year CPE cycle for all actively licensed CPAs in Texas:
- Applicants must complete a minimum of 120 CPE hours during each CPE cycle
- A minimum of 20 CPE hours must be completed each year