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:
- Be of good moral character
- Pass the CPA Exam
- Meet the work experience requirements
- Pass an exam on the Board's Rules of Professional Conduct which will be emailed to you after you submit the application for issuance.
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 mailed to you when you pass the CPA exam.
In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, the following are also required: