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Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Texas CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part Wiley CPAexcel Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in Texas


Baccalaureate degree is required
150 total semester hours
30 semester hours of upper-level accounting
24 semester hours of upper-level business
Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the Texas Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Texas Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.

Texas residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$  40.00

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change.

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 required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Background check required


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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