State Requirements


State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 9/29/2020


Age Requirement No
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 30 semester hours of accounting courses (2 credit hours must be in accounting or taxation research and analysis). Also required for licensure: 24 semester hours in upper-level related business courses (2 hours must be in accounting or business communications) and a 3-semester-hour board-approved ethics course.
Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (including B.A)
Experience Requirements: 1 year of full-time non-routine accounting work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed CPA. Non-routine accounting involves attest services, professional accounting services or professional accounting work and the use of independent judgment, applying entry level or higher professional accounting knowledge and skills to select, correct, organize, interpret, and present real-world data as accounting entries, reports, statements, and analyses extending over a diverse range of tax, accounting, assurance, and control situations.
Ethics Exam: Must pass exam on Texas Rules of Professional Conduct.
State Society

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Melinda Bentley


14651 Dallas Parkway

Suite 700

Dallas, TX




*Quarter credit hours are also accepted and are equivalent to 2/3 of a semester hour (divide quarter credits by 1.5 or multiply semester credits by 1.5).

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