Here is a step-by-step guide to help you to get a CPA license in Texas.
a. Find and contact the institutions in Texas that offer accounting programs to get detailed information. All the certified accountants must meet the educational criteria of the Texas Public Accountancy Act of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. It includes a bachelor’s degree consisting of at least 150 semester hours of college credit and a bachelor’s degree.
b. Make sure that your program is approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. All the programs in Texas need to have accreditation from an agency that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy approves the institutions that have accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools–Commission on Colleges and provide at least a bachelor’s degree.
c. Enroll in courses that can get you college credit. A bachelor’s degree and the following courses must be included in your 150-semester hours of college credit:
After meeting the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy educational standards, you may register for candidacy for the Uniform CPA Exam.
a. Fill in the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s Application of Intent (TSBPA). Which will assist the Board in determining if you can take the Uniform CPA Exam based on your credit and good character. You also need to send documents including:
b. When your application is approved, you will get the instruction of the CPA Examination Application
c. Then complete the online Eligibility Application. At the same time, you also need to pay $15 to the TSBPA for each section of the Uniform CPA Exam you wish to pass
d. After you will get an approval Notice from TSBPA. So, it gives you 90 days to complete the exam section that you want to take
e. Once you get the Approval Notice, you must pay the Exam Fee Payment
f. When they have your exam fees, you will get a Notice to Schedule from NASBA
g. In order to make an appointment for the exam in Texas visit the Prometric testing center website
h. So, the next step is to come to the testing center and take the exam
i. Your Uniform CPA Exam result note will be mailed to you after they will be tabulated
Additionally, you are required to complete the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s experience in order to be able to get the license.
So, if you’ve passed the exam and have got the work experience, then it is time to get your license to work as a CPA. Double-check to make sure that you have done everything and are completely ready. Here is the list of Texas CPA license requirements list:
b. Fill in the Texas Application for CPA Certificate. To get the application contact the TSBPA.
If you have a license from another state but want to work as a CPA in Texas, you need to meet all of the requirements of a CPA certificate holder in Texas.
In order to keep your CPA certificate in Texas, you need to meet the state’s continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.
You can find the list of ethics courses here.