Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
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Certification - Requirements

The Board has a statutory obligationSection 901.252 to ensure every person engaged in the practice of public accountancy meets specific eligibility requirements.
The board shall issue a certificate to a person who meets these requirements:

Select moral character to find out more information. The Board conducts a background investigation on each applicant for the CPA certificate.

Select work experience to find out more information. The current requirements are for one year of full-time work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed CPA.

A passing score of 85% is required on the open-book examination on the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct. The examination is emailed to you when you pass the CPA exam.

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, the following are also required:

 Application for Issuance of the CPA Certificate and fee
Oath of Office
 Board-approvedfour-credit ethics course