Texas CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Texas? Each state or region in the United States has a different set of requirements in order to sit for the test. If you are considering Texas, you should first understand if you meet all of the necessary qualifications including education, residency, and age requirements. Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Texas CPA requirements. For example, did you know that you need to have 30 semester hours of upper level accounting courses in order to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in TX may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2019.

CPA Exam Requirements in Texas


  • Baccalaureate degree is required.
  • 150 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the Texas Board of Accountancy website.

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Texas State Requirements & Education Options

Eligibility for Examination

  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a board-recognized United States college or university, or an equivalent degree as determined by board rule from an institution of higher education in another country.
  • Complete 150 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of college credit.
  • Complete 30 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper level accounting courses from a board-recognized college or university, of which 15 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents must be in traditional face-to-face courses. Within the coursework two-semester hours of accounting or tax research and analysis are required .
  • Complete 24 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper level related business courses. Within the coursework two-semester hours of accounting or business communications are required .
  • Complete a 3-semester-hourBoard-approved ethics course.


US citizenship is not required.
Texas residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

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Contact Information:
Texas State Board of Accountancy
Email: executive@tsbpa.texas.gov
Phone: 512-305-7800

333 Guadalupe Tower 3, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900

CPA License Requirements in Texas


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Getting your CPA license in Texas can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Texas State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.

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