Texas CPA requirements

This page serves as a resource for your state's CPA licensure requirements and is current as of December 2019. Always consult with your state or jurisdiction's board of accountancy for the most current information.

Degree requirement
bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university

Minimum education requirement 
150 semester hours with an accounting concentration

Minimum experience requirement
At least two years of work experience under the supervision of a certified public accountant or at least one year of work experience acceptable to the board, including experience providing a service or advice involving accounting, attest services, management or financial advisory or consulting services, tax services, or other services the board considers appropriate for an accountant if the person  has completed at least 150 semester hours of college credits or holds a graduate degree.

Ethics exam
Four-credit ethics course approved by the Board pursuant to Board Rule on a 2-year cycle (i.e., every other year).

Based on last day of individual’s birth month; three-year periods

120 CPE hours required per three-year reporting period.

Minimum of 20 CPE hours per one-year period.

Licensees who have been certified or registered for less than 12 months do not have a CPE credit requirement. The first license period begins on the date of certification and ends with the last day of the licensee's birth month.

Other requirements
Must pass background check.



Education, experience, background check