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Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  William Treacy, Executive Director  
 
 
  
Archived Information and Announcements

August 29, 2014

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day.

August 13, 2014

The AICPA has announced a BOE decision to not test IFRS 15 on the CPA Exam before January 1, 2016
More information is available on theAICPA website.

August 12, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  September 30, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 28, 2014

New Fingerprinting Process
Effective August 1, 2014, individuals who submit certain applications are also required to comply with the Board'sfingerprinting process.

July 10, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  August 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 2, 2014

TSBPA offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.

June 16, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  July 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 23, 2014

Next Swearing-in Ceremony Will Be Held in Austin on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Invitations have been sent to eligible candidates.    ***  MAP *** 

May 22, 2014

NASBA announces on-line score viewing (effective April 11, 2014)
Only the scores from the current test window are available on theNASBA.org website.

May 13, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  June 30, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 14, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  May 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 8, 2014

NASBA, AICPA and Prometric Announce 10th Anniversary of Computerized CPA Examination

March 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, TENN. (February 10, 2014) - The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announces the 2014 Call for Proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program.

March 12, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  April 30, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 14, 2014
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of President's Day. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 13, 2014
Individual License Renewals Due  March 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 28, 2014

Due to icy road conditions the TSBPA offices will be short-staffed on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

January 24, 2014

Due to icy road conditions the TSBPA offices will be closed on Friday, January 24, 2014, until further notice.

January 16, 2014

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

January 14, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  February 28, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 10, 2014

Volunteer to Help Low Income Families Build a Better Financial Future

December 20, 2013

TSBPA offices will be closed on the following days in observance of Christmas and New Years:

Tuesday, December 24 - Thursday, December 26 and Wednesday, January 1


December 17, 2013

Worley Named to the Board
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Philip Worley of Hebbronville to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a public member. Mr. Worley's term will expire on Jan. 31, 2017.

A former dean of arts and humanities at Laredo Community College, Mr. Worley is a member of the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee and previously served on the board of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

December 17, 2013

Receiving Wall Certificates
The Board provides new licensees with both a wallet card and a wall certificate reflecting their status as a CPA. The wallet card is sent when the new CPA registers with the Board. Because of volume and the cost of printing, wall certificates are printed only twice a year, right before each swearing-in ceremony. This can result in a delay of up to 8 months between when a new CPA registers and when he or she receives the wall certificate.

After a new CPA registers, the CPA is sent an invitation to attend the next swearing-in ceremony. These ceremonies are held in June and December of each year. Those who attend are presented their certificates at the ceremony. Certificates are mailed the following week to those who did not attend.

December 12, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  January 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 4, 2013

Swearing-in Ceremony, December 7, Austin
The Board's swearing-in ceremony for new CPAs is scheduled for this Saturday, December 7, in Austin. The National Weather Service has forecast the possibility of ice or freezing rain for parts of Texas beginning late Friday. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, your certificate will be mailed the following week.


December 2, 2013

Swearing-in Ceremony Will Be Held in Austin on Saturday, December 7, 2013.    ***  MAP *** 

November 27, 2013

TSBPA offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at noon, in observance of Thanksgiving. TSBPA will re-open on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

November 13, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  December 31, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 7, 2013

Volunteer to Help Low Income Families Build a Better Financial Future

October 11, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  November 30, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 11, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  October 31, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 12, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  September 30, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 30, 2013

Prothro Appointed Board's Presiding Officer; New Board Members Named
Thomas Prothro, CPA, of Tyler has been appointed presiding officer of the Texas Board by Governor Rick Perry. The governor also made four new appointments: Donna Hugly, CPA, Addison; Bill Lawrence, Highland Village; Susan Fletcher, Frisco; and Robert M. "Bob" McAdams, CPA, San Antonio. Steve Peña, CPA, of Georgetown, who was first appointed to the Board in 2008, was reappointed to a full six-year term.

July 10, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  August 31, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 12, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  July 31, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 13, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  June 30, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 11, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  May 31, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  April 30, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 26, 2013

The Board office is closed due to an interruption of water service. Send emails to the appropriate department and your questions will be answered tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.

February 13, 2013

Individual License Renewals Due  March 31, 2013  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 25, 2013

Next Swearing-in Ceremony Will Be Held in Austin on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Invitations will be sent to eligible candidates in mid-April.

January 14, 2013

Individual License Renewals that are due  February 28, 2013  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 31, 2012

TSBPA offices will be closing on Monday, December 31, 2012 at noon through Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of New Years. TSBPA will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

December 21, 2012

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2012 through Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in observance of Christmas. TSBPA will re-open on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

December 12, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  January 31, 2013  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 10, 2012

CBT Testing: Paper and pencils will not be allowed at workstations effective January 1, 2013

November 13, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  December 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 17, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  November 30, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 02, 2012

Swearing-in Ceremony set for December 1, 2012 in Austin    ***  MAP *** 

September 12, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  October 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 9, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  September 30, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 11, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  August 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 14, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  July 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 31, 2012

Swearing-in Ceremony set for June 16, 2012 in Austin    ***  MAP *** 

May 16, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  June 30, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 11, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  May 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 30, 2012

Swearing-in Ceremony set for June 16, 2012 in Austin    ***  MAP *** 

March 13, 2012

Individual License Renewals that are due  April 30, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 6, 2012

NASBA has announced two new websites (CPAverify and CPAmobility) for use by employers, professionals, and the general public

February 17, 2012

Alert: Fraudulent "Phishing" Scam Email Designed to Look Like it is from AICPA

February 16, 2012

View Information on Accounting Research and Communications Courses

February 16, 2012

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012, in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 13, 2012
Individual License Renewals that are due  March 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 09, 2012
NASBA has posted a 2012 Call for Proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program

January 12, 2012

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

January 12, 2012
Individual License Renewals that are due  February 29, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 21, 2011

TSBPA offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2011 at noon and Monday, December 26, 2011, in observance of Christmas. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

December 12, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  January 31, 2012  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 22, 2011

Observance of Thanksgiving

November 22, 2011

Swearing-in Ceremony set for December 3, 2011 in Austin    ***  MAP *** 

November 15, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  December 31, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 10, 2011

Observance of Veterans Day

November 7, 2011

View CPA Exam score reporting information including new timetables for score reporting

October 11, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  November 30, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 26, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Regulation (REG) section are available for review.

September 23, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section are available for review.

September 22, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section are available for review.

September 20, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section are available for review.

September 20, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section are available for review.

September 19, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section are available for review.

September 13, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  October 31, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 11, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  September 30, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 21, 2011

Do you have a question for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy's Enforcement Division? We have posted a new Frequently Asked Questions Section to guide you through some of the most common questions we receive about the Public Accountancy Act and the Board Rules.

July 20, 2011

Today's CPA has published an article: "Ethics Education for CPAs in Texas: Is it Working?"

July 14, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  August 31, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 27, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section are available for review.

June 27, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section are available for review.

June 27, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section are available for review.

June 27, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Regulation (REG) section are available for review.

June 22, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section are available for review.

June 13, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  July 31, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 1, 2011
AICPA has released a report: "2011 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits"

June 1, 2011
A Seminar for Accounting Educators is planned for Tuesday, August 16, 2011, in Austin

May 25, 2011
Gov. Perry Names Barrera Presiding Officer; Appoints Other Board Members 
Gov. Rick Perry has named A. Carlos Barrera, CPA, Brownsville, TSBPA presiding officer and appointed five members to the board for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2017. The appointments include J. Coalter Baker, CPA, Austin; John Broaddus, CPA, El Paso; Jonathan Cluck, Fair Oaks Ranch, Rocky Duckworth, CPA, Houston; and Catherine Rodewald, Dallas. Cluck and Rodewald are public members.

May 10, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  June 30, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 14, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  May 31, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 31, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section are available for review.

March 29, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) section are available for review.

March 28, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Regulation (REG) section are available for review.

March 24, 2011
CPA Exam scores for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section are available for review.

March 24, 2011
Swearing-in Ceremony set for June 18, 2011 in Austin    ***  MAP *** 
Invitations will be sent to eligible licensees by April 1. Licensees must RSVP by May 27 to receive their certificate at the ceremony.  

March 21, 2011
Review Educational Requirements for the CPA Examination that are Effective July 1, 2011

March 21, 2011
Exam Grades should be released by March 31   The CPA Examination results for candidates who tested in January-February 2011 should be released by March 31, 2011.

March 14, 2011
Individual License Renewals that are due  April 30, 2011  can now be paid online. 
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 4, 2011
Check the Testing Center Status 
Exam candidates are advised to check the Prometric website for current information on the status of testing centers.www.prometric.com

January 21, 2011
Deadline Extended to June 1 for Comments on Firm Name Exposure Draft
The deadline for comments on the exposure draft relating to firm names has been extended to June 1, 2011.

November 24, 2010
Board Develops Video for Prospective Accounting Students 
The Board in cooperation with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has developed and produced a 12-minute instructional video for use by colleges and universities in explaining the application process and possible career paths. The video is the Board's first effort of this kind, but future videos may be developed to illustrate other procedures  
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

April 1, 2010
Ineligible CPE Providers 
Effective Immediately: CPE taken from the following providers will not be eligible for CPE credit.
–  American Society for Continuing Education (A.S.C.E.), P.O. Box 2877, Brandon, FL 33509

March 22, 2010
University Pass Rates on the CPA Exam are available online
Compare passing rates by testing window on the Uniform CPA Examination for universities in Texas.

December 1, 2008
CPA Examination Eligibility Fee 
The fee for online submission of the Eligibility Application is now $15 for each section. Use Online Services to apply online.