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The mission of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is to protect the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants possess the necessary education, skills, and capabilities and that they perform competently in the profession of public accountancy.

Archived Information and Announcements


July 8, 2021

Firm License Renewals due August 31, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 8, 2021

Individual License Renewals due August 31, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.


June 30, 2021
Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 8 a.m. (CST). Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend!

June 11, 2021

Firm License Renewals due July 31, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 11, 2021

Individual License Renewals due July 31, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.


May 28, 2021
In Observance & Honor of Memorial Day, TSBPA offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT). We salute all who have served and sacrificed for our country.

May 11, 2021

Firm License Renewals due June 30, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 11, 2021

Individual License Renewals due June 30, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 07, 2021

Firm License Renewals due May 31, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 07, 2021

Individual License Renewals due May 31, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.


March 30, 2021

TSBPA offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of Good Friday.
Our offices will re-open on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

March 11, 2021

Firm License Renewals due April 30, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 11, 2021

Individual License Renewals due April 30, 2021 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.


March 10, 2021

Prometric COVID-19 Updates
Prometric continues to require everyone appearing at a Prometric testing center to wear an approved face covering for the duration of their time at the location, including test takers and test center staff. According to Prometric, "This policy is in accordance with Prometric's documented Safety Plan and the continuing guidance from leading public health officials including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that wearing face coverings along with other precautions significantly reduces the risk of coronavirus transmission. This provision will remain in force even in jurisdictions that have recently adopted less rigorous COVID-19 policies. Individuals not in compliance with this policy will not be allowed to sit for their scheduled appointment." Visit Prometric's Website for more information.

March 1, 2021

Scheduled Network Maintenance
Online services, the TSBPA website, and the receipt of email messages and phone calls will not be available beginning at 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, March 5 , 2021 until approximately 11 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, March 7 , 2021. We will not be able to receive phone calls or any email messages that are sent to the Board during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

February 26, 2021

Credit Card Payment System is Experiencing Delays
Our credit card payment processing system is back online but may be experiencing delays. If you are trying to process a payment, we encourage you to keep trying. The service issues are originating from First Data/Fiserv, which is one of the largest payment processing systems in the country. All 29 states who use it as well as a large percentage of retail institutions were experiencing issues. Thank you for your patience and continue to check our website for updates.


February 26, 2021

Credit Card Payment System is Down
Our credit card payment processing system is currently out of service. The outage occurred with First Data/Fiserv, which is one of the largest payment processing systems in the country. All 29 states who use it as well as a large percentage of retail institutions are experiencing the same issue. Currently, we have not received updates from Fiserv regarding the outage. Thank you for your patience and continue to check our website for updates.


February 26, 2021

Building Repairs Completed
Building repairs have been completed and our employees now have access to our physical office. However, please note that our office is still closed to visitors at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may experience some minor service delays as we resume normal business operations. Your understanding is much appreciated.

February 25, 2021

2021-2022 AICPA Legacy Scholarship Opportunities
Accounting students could earn up to $10,000 from the AICPA Legacy Scholarships to assist with education related expenses. Students can apply online at ThisWayToCPA.com by March 1, 2021. For more information, contactEdwin Gonzalez, Associate Manager, Academic and Student Development.

February 25, 2021

Temporary Office Closure
Our office is temporarily closed while building repairs are being made because of storm damage to the main water supply. While our physical office is not open at this time, our staff is working remotely. For the quickest response,contact us by email. We apologize for any inconvenience and plan to reopen as soon as the repairs have been completed.

February 22, 2021

Residual Inclement Weather Issues
Our office building is experiencing water issues as a result of last week's storm. While our physical office is not open at this time, our staff is working remotely. It is best to contact us by email. See a list of our email addresses by function at TSBPA Contacts.

February 19, 2021

Inclement Weather Issues
Due to the recent storm and water shortages, our offices are temporarily closed by city ordinance. We are able to respond to emails: TSBPA Contacts.

February 17, 2021

Inclement Weather
Due to inclement weather, the TSBPA offices will be closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Our offices will re-open on Friday, February 19, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 16, 2021

Inclement Weather
Due to inclement weather, the TSBPA offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Our offices will re-open on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 15, 2021

Inclement Weather
Due to inclement weather, the TSBPA offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, and possibly Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Our offices will re-open on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 11, 2021

Presidents Day

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 11, 2021

UPDATED! Scheduled Network Maintenance and Office Closure
Online services, the TSBPA website, and the receipt of email messages and phone calls will not be available beginning at 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, ,February 12 March 5 , 2021 until approximately 11 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, February 14 March 7 , 2021. We will not be able to receive phone calls or any email messages that are sent to the Board during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

February 9, 2021

Mail Delivery Delays
We are still experiencing extensive delivery delays for mail that was sent to our former address (333 Guadalupe St., Tower 3, Suite 900, Austin TX 78701) through USPS. It is strongly advised that you use a trackable mailing service to send any mail to the TSBPA. Our new mailing address (as of August 2020) is 505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 380, Austin, TX 78752-3757.


February 9, 2021

Firm License Renewals Due March 31, 2021  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 9, 2021

Individual License Renewals Due March 31, 2021  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.


February 8, 2021

Scheduled Network Maintenance and Office Closure
Online services, the TSBPA website, and the receipt of email messages and phone calls will not be available beginning at 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, February 12, 2021 until approximately 11 p.m. (CST) on Sunday, February 14, 2021. We will not be able to receive phone calls or any email messages that are sent to the Board during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

January 14, 2021

TSBPA will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. We salute the life and work of Dr. King on this 35th anniversary of the national MLK Day observance.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


January 12, 2021

Firm License Renewals Due February 28, 2021  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 12, 2021

Individual License Renewals Due February 28, 2021  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 07, 2021
Virtual Recognition Ceremony for New Texas CPAs
The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) produced a virtual recognition ceremony for new Texas first-time CPAs who would have been eligible to attend in-person swearing-in ceremonies that were canceled due to COVID-19 (license numbers 115637 – 117695). We invite you to watch the brief virtual recognition ceremony, which includes responses from special guests. Congratulations to our newest Texas CPAs!
Watch the video.



December 28, 2020

TSBPA offices will be closed in observance of the New Year Holiday on Thursday, December 31, 2020 and Friday January 1, 2021. We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).  We wish you a safe and happy new year!   

December 21, 2020

TSBPA will be closed Wednesday, December 23, 2020, through Friday, December 25, 2020, in observance of Christmas.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday!


December 9, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due January 31, 2021  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 9, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due January 31, 2021  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 23, 2020

TSBPA will be closed on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 through Friday, November 27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


November 18, 2020
• Answers to RFQ Questions
Answers to questions submitted regarding the RFQ for the Peer Review Oversight Board.
 1:     Question: Is there a fillable form to submit the RFQ?
     Response: No, there is not.
 

 2:     Question: If my firm is currently in the process of renewing its professional liability insurance and its current policy expires after the date the response to the RFQ is required, should this information be included on Appendix A?
     Response: Yes.
 



November 10, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due December 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 10, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due December 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 9, 2020

In honor of our military veterans, TSBPA offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Veterans Day. We will re-open on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8 a.m. (CST).

October 15, 2020
• OCT. 22 POWER OUTAGE
Due to an unavoidable maintenance issue in the building where the agency servers are located, online services, the TSBPA website, and the receipt of email messages and phone calls will not be available beginning at 5 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 until approximately 10 a.m. (CT) on Thursday, October 22, 2020. We will not be able to receive phone calls or any email messages that are sent to the Board during this time. Please plan accordingly.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience!



October 13, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due November 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 13, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due November 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 10, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due October 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 10, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due October 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 4, 2020
Our office will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8 a.m. (CST). Online Services are available for your convenience and provide tools to manage your individual and firm license renewals, report and track CPE, update your contact information, and more. Have a very safe and happy Labor Day weekend!.

August 25, 2020

• We've Moved!
Over the past few weeks, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) staff has been busy packing up and relocating our office to its new location at  505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 380 in Austin, Texas, 78752. About a year ago, the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) notified our agency that we would need to relocate our office. Since we are a self-directed, semi-independent agency, the TFC specified that we needed to find our own building to lease.
The rising cost of commercial lease space in Austin made finding an affordable office space a challenging task. Unfortunately, it was too cost prohibitive for us to continue to lease office space in downtown Austin. However, we are able to reduce lease costs by sharing some office space with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners at the new location in North Central Austin.
Although our mailing address has changed all of our phone and fax numbers remain the same. Visit our website for a complete listing of contact information for the Board. "I am excited about the opportunity to have new office space and to continue to deliver exceptional service to our licensees, candidates, and the public," said TSBPA Executive Director William Treacy.


August 12, 2020

• CPA Exam Extensions and Continuous Testing
We are aware that Texas CPA Exam candidates are still experiencing testing difficulties and delays due to recent sporadic test center closures and other COVID related complications. All Texas CPA Exam candidates with one or more credits on the CPA Exam that will expire on or before September 30, 2020, will be granted a 90-day extension of the credit to December 31, 2020. Currently the Board is not considering extensions of the credit beyond December 31, 2020. However, as of July 1, 2020, CPA Exam testing windows have been replaced by continuous testing, allowing candidates to take the Exam year-round. This allows applicants who receive a failing score to immediately reapply and retest. It is possible to take the same section of the Exam 2-3 times within a quarter, which reduces the time candidates may need to study and retake a section. Please continue to visit Prometric’s website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.

August 11, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due September 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 11, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due September 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Servicesto manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 27, 2020

• Board Eliminates In-Person Class Requirements
An amendment to Board Rule 511.57 allows Texas CPA Exam applicants to take the 30 semester hours of upper level accounting in any format established by the university and has eliminated the required 15 hours of face-to-face accounting courses. More info about requirements for examination

July 8, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due August 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 8, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due August 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 1, 2020

• CPA Exam Continuous Testing Begins July 1
Starting July 1, 2020, CPA Exam testing windows will be replaced by continuous testing, allowing candidates to take the Exam year-round. Under the continuous testing model, scores will be released on a rolling basis and candidates will be able to retake a failed section without restrictions. The new model replaces quarterly testing windows that only permitted candidates to test during specified dates. The new continuous testing model provides greater candidate flexibility and convenience, with more than 75 additional testing dates available throughout the year. According to Prometric, 3,465 test events have already been scheduled between September 11-30, 2020, a previous blackout period, signifying increased flexibility and frequency in candidate testing. Visit the AICPA's CPA Exam Score Release page and watch this video for more info.

June 09, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due July 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 09, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due July 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 2, 2020

• CPA Exam Test Centers Update
As of June 1, 2020, a limited number of Prometric test centers in Texas are open at full capacity. Please check the "Site Occupancy Status" column on the Prometric site openings webpage. Candidates will receive an email from Prometric three days before their test date to confirm their appointment, and to acknowledge and agree to testing guidelines. If you are uncomfortable or unable to test for any reason, you can reschedule your appointment via self-service here, prior to your testing date.

May 21, 2020
In Observance & Honor of Memorial Day, TSBPA offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT). We salute all who have served and sacrificed for our country, and look forward to serving you in the future.

May 19, 2020

Board Grants Additional Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures

• Notice to Schedule (NTS) Extensions
All Texas CPA Exam candidates with a Notice to Schedule (NTS) expiring between April 1 – September 30, 2020, will be extended until December 31, 2020.

• CPA Exam Credit Extensions
All Texas CPA Exam candidates with one or more credits on the CPA Exam that will expire on or before September 30, 2020, will be granted a 90-day extension of the credit to December 31, 2020.

Notice to Schedule and CPA Exam Credit Extensions will be communicated to NASBA and reflected on the candidates’ secure files on the Board’s website at www.tsbpa.texas.gov.

Visit Prometric’s website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.

May 19, 2020
Board Grants Application of Intent Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures
We understand that Texas CPA Exam candidates are having difficulty finding open testing sites and scheduling appointments so that they can test before the expiration of the Application of Intent. The Board has authorized the extension of approved Applications of Intent to December 31, 2020.

Visit Prometric’s website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.


May 13, 2020

• Prometric Contact Form
Candidates who have questions or need assistance to schedule their appointment to take the CPA Exam can fill out an online contact form on Prometric's website for the quickest response.

May 13, 2020

• Preparing for Your Fingerprinting Appointment - Photos and Masks
As part of the fingerprinting process, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires candidates and CPAs to be photographed. Individuals who wear a face mask to their fingerprinting appointment will be informed that it will be necessary to remove the mask to have their photo taken so they can be easily identified. IdentoGO staff has been advised to maintain six feet distance when possible. Individuals who decline to remove their mask will be asked to reschedule their appointment for a later date.

May 11, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due June 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 11, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due June 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 1, 2020

• New CPA Exam Testing FAQs
Read NASBA's new CPA Exam Testing FAQs

April 24, 2020

Customer Service Survey
Licensees, please take a few minutes to complete the Board's customer service survey via Online Services. Responses will be collected until May 18, 2020.

April 24, 2020

• CPA Exam Test Centers Reopen on May 1, 2020

The CPA profession is considered an essential service. Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, plans to reopen test centers beginning May 1 at centers where government regulations and guidelines allow. Social distancing guidelines and other safety measures will be implemented. All candidates with May appointments will be contacted by Prometric to either confirm or cancel appointments, as necessary, either because of new social distancing requirements or because their test center is not yet reopening. Candidates should visit Prometric's website and NASBA's website and check them frequently for updates.

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of test takers and staff, specific social distancing procedures will be implemented. This will require that fewer testing appointments will be available in order to allow appropriate distance between test takers in the centers. Additional operating guidelines will include allowing candidates to wear masks and gloves, wiping down all work surfaces between test events, ongoing disinfection of test centers and more. Information and instructions about new procedures at test centers will be provided to all scheduled candidates.


April 13, 2020

• Prometric Test Center Closures Extended Until April 30, 2020

Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, will extend the closure of all test centers in the U.S. and Canada until April 30, 2020, with planned resumption of testing on May 1. If your exam appointment is impacted by these closure extensions, you will receive a cancellation email from Prometric with instructions to reschedule. Candidates should visit Prometric's website and check it frequently for updates related to test center closures.

April 9, 2020

• Contact us via email for the quickest response

We are currently experiencing issues with the Texas Complex Phone System due to an extremely high volume of calls placed to the Texas Workforce Commission for unemployment claims. Please contact the Board via email for the quickest response. You can find a directory of email addresses here.

April 8, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due May 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 8, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due May 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

Important News Alerts! 

March 27, 2020

• NASBA Invokes Emergency Testing Period

The 20Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020. The NASBA/AICPA/Prometric Contract Steering Group has made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period in anticipation of the reopening of Prometric test centers on April 16, 2020, and in response to the COVID-19 situation. Additionally, NASBA will extend all NTSs expiring between April 1 - June 30, 2020, until September 30, 2020, and Prometric will waive all rescheduling fees.

March 26, 2020

• Board Temporarily Accepting Electronic Transcripts

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the shelter-in-place orders established for states and municipalities, the Board is temporarily accepting electronic transcripts and e-scripts to document the educational coursework completed and degrees awarded for individuals who submitted the Application of Intent. The electronic transcripts/e-scripts must come to the Board directly from the Registrar's office at the educational institution. Please ask your Registrar's office to send your electronic transcripts/e-scripts to: transcripts@tsbpa.texas.gov.

March 18, 2020

• Due to the increased presence of COVID-19 in the state of Texas, TSBPA offices are closed to any visitors and the public until further notice.

The offices of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy are open and operational, and we will continue to perform the essential functions of our agency while providing the highest level of service possible. Please note that our physical office is not open for visitors. The best way to contact the Board is by email. A list of agency emails can be found here.

March 17, 2020

• Board Grants Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures

Effective March 18, 2020, Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, will be closing all test centers in the U.S. and Canada and anticipates re-opening centers on April 16, 2020. More Info

March 17, 2020

Critical Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information For Licensees:
The agency has released new information about the annual license renewal process in response to COVID-19.More Info

March 12, 2020

• Board Adopts Emergency Rule Revision to Qualified Accounting Courses in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy adopted an emergency rule revision to Rule 511.57 Qualified Accounting Courses. The rule revision has eliminated the requirement for candidates to take at least 15 of their 30 semester credit hours of upper division accounting courses from classes held in-person. The Board made the decision to adopt this emergency rule revision because many universities are moving classes online amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns.

The Board adopted the revision at its March 12, 2020 Board meeting. This change is effective immediately but will not apply retroactively. The emergency rule revision is good for 120 days and may be extended for an additional 60 days by Board action.


March 12, 2020

• Special Notice Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the CPA Exam

Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, has released a special notice regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Candidates who plan to take the Exam within the next six weeks should visit Prometric’s website and check it frequently for updates related to test center closures, candidate safety, test center cleanliness, and frequently asked questions.

March 10, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due April 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 10, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due April 30, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 18, 2020

Fingerprint-Based Background Check — Updates

The fingerprinting instructions and process are now available to all licensees. You can access your specific fingerprinting status and instructions by logging intoOnline Services on the Board's website. You will also be reminded to complete the fingerprinting requirement when you receive your annual renewal notice. However, there is no need to wait for your renewal month to complete the fingerprinting process. The most common question so far:

My fingerprints were rejected. What do I do now?
When fingerprints are processed by IdentoGO they could be rejected for various reasons. You will need to be fingerprinted again to meet the requirement, but free of charge.
Read More information

February 14, 2020

TSBPA offices will close on Monday, February 17, 2020, in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, Presidents Day is now widely viewed as a day to honor the lives and achievements of all U.S. presidents, past and present.

February 12, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due March 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 12, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due March 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 30, 2020

NASBA: International Candidates to Test in Europe
On February 1, 2020, all CPA Examination candidates (international and domestic) will now be able to test in Europe in the same manner as they would test in the United States.

January 17, 2020

TSBPA will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. We salute the life and work of Dr. King on this 34th anniversary of the national MLK Day observance.

TSBPA offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


January 8, 2020

Firm License Renewals Due February 29, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 8, 2020

Individual License Renewals Due February 29, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 30, 2019

Happy New Year! TSBPA will be closed on New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

December 23, 2019

TSBPA will be closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019, through Thursday, December 26, 2019, in observance of Christmas. TSBPA offices will re-open on Friday, December 27, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday!


December 10, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due January 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 10, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due January 31, 2020  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 26, 2019

TSBPA will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019, and Friday, November 29, 2019, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


November 26, 2019

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) server used to receive and transmit CPA exam candidate data from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is offline. NASBA and its vendor are working diligently to resolve the issue. Alternative solutions are being considered so that the Board can securely receive and transmit data. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

November 18, 2019

Fingerprint-Based Background Check — NEW Information
My fingerprints were rejected. What do I do now?
When fingerprints are processed by IdentoGO they could be rejected for various reasons. You will need to be fingerprinted again to meet the requirement, but free of charge. IndentoGO will contact you by the method you selected (email/phone/mail) with additional instructions. If you selected email, IdentoGO will send you a link to schedule another appointment. Or you can call IndentoGO at 855-845-7434 for additional information. If your second set of fingerprints gets rejected, you will not need to take further action. The second rejection will allow the Board to request a name search to gather the required information from the FBI. It takes several days after a second failure to complete a name check search and to update your account at the Board. A rejected set of fingerprints will not hold up the current renewal process of your license.


November 13, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due December 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 13, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due December 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 7, 2019

In honor of our military veterans, TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, Veterans Day. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

October 15, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due November 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 15, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due November 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 14, 2019

Fingerprint-Based Background Check — Now Available
The fingerprinting instructions and process are now available to all licensees. You can access your specific fingerprinting status and instructions by logging into Online Services on the Board's website. You will also be reminded to complete the fingerprinting requirement when you receive your annual renewal notice. However, there is no need to wait for your renewal month to complete the fingerprinting process. We encourage everyone to complete this requirement as soon as is practicable. More information

September 25, 2019

NASBA Exam Fees
Effective November 16, 2019, the NASBA Exam fee will be $209.99 for each section of the Exam (AUD, BEC, FAR, and REG).

September 18, 2019

Review and Update Your Contact Information
To ensure you receive important Board communications, use Online Services to quickly and easily review and change your contact information.

September 11, 2019

Fingerprint-Based Background Check - UPDATE
The fingerprinting process is still being finalized between the Texas Department of Public Safety and the FBI. At this time, the Board has been advised to "stand by," while the final approvals are being put into place.

Once the process is finalized, you will receive specific fingerprinting instructions in the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy renewal notice and through your Online Services at the Board's website. Thank you for your patience.


September 11, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due October 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 11, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due October 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 10, 2019

Eligibility Application Fees
Effective September 1, 2019, the fee for online submission of the Eligibility Application is $15.00 for each section.

August 30, 2019
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. (CDT).

August 12, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due September 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 12, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due September 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 5, 2019

Fingerprint-Based Background Check Updates
Read the August issue of the Texas State Board Report for the latest information about fingerprint-based background checks.

July 23, 2019

License Fee Schedule Beginning September 2019
The Board has determined the fees to be charged for various applications, services, and annual renewals.

July 17, 2019

Fingerprint-Based Background Check Updates
Board staff continue to work with the Department of Public Safety personnel to offer a streamlined process for completing this new requirement.

July 15, 2019

Amendments to the Public Accountancy Act
The Texas Legislature enacted H.B. 1520, effective September 1, 2019. As a result, amendments will be made to the Public Accountancy Act.

July 10, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due August 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 10, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due August 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 2, 2019
In order to celebrate a great day in American history, TSBPA offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, and Friday, July 5, 2019. TSBPA will re-open on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT).

Founded on July 4, 1776, Independence Day marks the birth of American independence and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We wish you and yours a safe and festive holiday.

June 11, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due July 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 11, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due July 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 7, 2019

CPE Rule Revised to Allow for Non-Resident CPE Reciprocity
Board Rule 523.112 - Required CPE Participation has been revised to allow non-resident Texas CPAs to meet this portion of their annual renewal by affirming that they meet the CPE requirements of their home state. Board Rule 523.112 (e)

May 24, 2019
In Observance & Honor of Memorial Day, TSBPA offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT). We salute all who have served and sacrificed for our country, and look forward to serving you in the future.

May 8, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due June 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 8, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due June 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 18, 2019

TSBPA offices will close at 12:00 noon (CDT) on Friday, April 19, 2019. Our offices will re-open on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT).

April 15, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due May 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 15, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due May 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due April 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due April 30, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 15, 2018
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, Presidents Day is now widely viewed as a day to honor the lives and achievements of all U.S. presidents, past and present.

TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, February 19, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


February 11, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due March 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 11, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due March 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 1, 2019

***** Network Maintenance Scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 ***** The Board's website and online services will be intermittent beginning at 8:00 AM (CDT) until approximately 2:00 PM (CDT) on Saturday, February 2, 2019 due to network maintenance in the Hobby State Office Building, where the Board office is located.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


January 18, 2019

TSBPA will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


January 15, 2019

Firm License Renewals Due February 28, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 15, 2019

Individual License Renewals Due February 28, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 11, 2019

***** Network Maintenance Scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 ***** The Board's website and online services will be intermittent beginning at 9:00 AM (CDT) until approximately 5:00 PM (CDT) on Saturday, January 12, 2019 due to network maintenance in the Hobby State Office Building, where the Board office is located.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


December 28, 2018

TSBPA will be closed on New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2018.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


December 27, 2018

TSBPA is experiencing an issue with receiving phone calls
Use our Contacts Page  to email the appropriate department.

December 19, 2018

Tax law changes eligible for REG testing
Information is available regarding the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act".

December 19, 2018

TSBPA will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018, through Wednesday, December 26, 2018, in observance of Christmas.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


December 11, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due January 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 11, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due January 31, 2019  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 20, 2018

TSBPA will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018, and Friday, November 23, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


November 13, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due December 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 13, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due December 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 11, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due November 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 11, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due November 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 13, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due October 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 13, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due October 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 31, 2018
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. (CDT).

August 13, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due September 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 13, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due September 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 12, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due August 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 12, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due August 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 2, 2018
TSBPA offices will be closed on July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. TSBPA will re-open on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT).

Founded on July 4, 1776, Independence Day marks the birth of American independence and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. We wish you and yours a safe and festive holiday.

June 14, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due July 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 14, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due July 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 25, 2018
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CDT).

May 23, 2018

Panel Discussion: Future Skills and the MRA
NASBA and other accountancy bodies around the world share a panel discussion about the status of mutual recognition agreements and future skills that accounting professionals will need.

May 22, 2018

PENDING WEBSITE OUTAGE!
Due to an emergency maintenance issue, the TSBPA website will be down TODAY, May 22, 2018 with an expected downtime window between 4:00PM - 7:00PM.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


May 14, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due June 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 14, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due June 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 14, 2018

Credit Card Payments – (Resolved)
TSBPA's credit card payment provider, NIC, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Credit card payments are NOT being processed at this time. Please do not attempt to pay your licensing or examination fees until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


April 23, 2018

Customer Service Survey
Licensees, please take a few minutes to complete the Board's customer service survey via Online Services. Responses will be collected until May 18, 2018.

April 19, 2018

TSBPA is under review by the Sunset Commission
Click here  for more information.

April 12, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due May 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 12, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due May 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due April 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due April 30, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 16, 2018
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of President's Day. TSBPA will re-open on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

February 13, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due March 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 13, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due March 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 2, 2018

CPA Exam - Tax Law Integration
AICPA has published information on exam content related to the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act."

January 26, 2018

NASBA Gateway Migration
Information on the gateway migration including downtime.

January 25, 2018

Prometric Test Center Closures
Information on two Houston area Prometric test centers closing.

January 16, 2018

Due to inclement weather conditions, the TSBPA offices will be closed all day today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


January 12, 2018

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


January 10, 2018

Firm License Renewals Due February 28, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 10, 2018

Individual License Renewals Due February 28, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 29, 2017

TSBPA will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, the New Year's Day.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


December 20, 2017

TSBPA will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017, and Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in observance of Christmas.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


December 12, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due January 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 12, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due January 31, 2018  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 22, 2017

TSBPA will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017, and Friday, November 24, 2017, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


November 13, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due December 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 13, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due December 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 1, 2017

CPA Exam Fee Change
All state boards of accountancy were notified by NASBA that effective November 18, 2017, the fees for taking any section of the CPA Exam will be $208.40.

October 11, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due November 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 11, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due November 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 22, 2017

UPDATE -- For licensees affected by Hurricane Harvey -  If your license renewal was due in August or is due September 30, 2017 and you are having difficulties completing your CPE or renewing your license online, please be advised that the Board will extend your due date through the end of October, 2017. Please check the TSBPA website as you are able for further updates.

September 12, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due October 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 12, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due October 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 30, 2017

For CPA Exam Candidates Affected by Hurricane Harvey -  If you are scheduled to take a section of the CPA exam and are unable to test due to the closure of a Prometric test center or being displaced by the hurricane and subsequent flooding, the Board is extending your exam eligibility date through October 31, 2017. NASBA and Prometric are working with the Board to resolve candidate issues as quickly as possible.

August 29, 2017

For licensees affected by Hurricane Harvey -  If your license renewal is due August 31, 2017 and you are unable to access your online account, please be advised that the Board will extend the due date for your license fees and CPE through the end of September, 2017. Please check the TSBPA website as you're able for further updates.

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Assistance (click for site) -  TSCPA is providing disaster recovery information and assistance for their members who may have been affected by the hurricane and subsequent flooding.

Firm License Renewals Due September 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
UseOnline Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 14, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due September 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 11, 2017

License Fee Schedule Beginning September 2017
The Board has determined the fees to be charged for various applications, services, and annual renewals.

July 12, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due August 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 12, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due August 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 13, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due July 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 13, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due July 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 11, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due June 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 11, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due June 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 11, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due May 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 11, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due May 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 14, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due April 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 14, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due April 30, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 10, 2017


At the March 9, 2017, meeting the Board considered and approved an amendment to Board Rule 511.80 Granting of Credit that allows a three month extension of CPA exam credits due to the delayed release of exam scores in 2017. The amendment affects applicants who have CPA exam credits that will expire between April 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. It also provided a three-month extension for applicants who earn CPA exam credit as a result of testing between April 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017. While this amendment is preliminary, we anticipate final approval at the May 2017 Board meeting.

February 16, 2017

***** IMPORTANT NOTICE *****

The Board's website and online services will not be available beginning at 12:00 PM Noon (CDT) on Sunday, February 19, 2017 until approximately 8:00 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 due to maintenance on electrical systems in the Hobby State Office Building, where the Board office is located.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


February 13, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due March 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 13, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due March 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 8, 2017

The Uniform CPA Examination Next Version Examination Structure  (effective April 1, 2017) is now available.

January 13, 2017
TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

January 11, 2017

Firm License Renewals Due February 28, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 11, 2017

Individual License Renewals Due February 28, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 22, 2016

TSBPA will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016, in observance of Christmas.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


December 21, 2016

NASBA has published information on scheduling for the CPA Exam
More information is available at  NASBA CPA Exam FAQ

December 9, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due January 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 9, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due January 31, 2017  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 23, 2016

TSBPA will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016, and Friday, November 25, 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).


November 17, 2016

CPA Exam Fee Change
All state boards of accountancy were notified by NASBA that effective January 1, 2017, the fees for taking any section of the CPA Exam will be $193.45.

November 16, 2016

2016 CPA Exam Booklet
The AICPA is pleased to provide for exam candidates a copy of the 2016 CPA Exam Booklet: The Uniform CPA Examination: An Overview of the Current Exam and What to Expect from the 2017 Version.

November 14, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due December 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 14, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due December 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 9, 2016

NASBA and AICPA have published 'Practice Continuation Agreements: A Practice Survival Kit'

November 3, 2016

Due to server maintenance, the Board's online services and the Board's website will not be available beginning at 12:00 AM Midnight (CST) on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Online services and the website will be available at approximately 4:00 AM (CST) on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


October 14, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due November 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 14, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due November 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 6, 2016

The AICPA has announced a webcast: What to Expect from the Next Version CPA Exam
More information is available at  AICPA CPA Exam

September 13, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due October 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 13, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due October 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 7, 2016

Due to maintenance in the building where the Board office is located, the Board's online services and the Board's website will not be available beginning at approximately 7:00 AM (CST) on Saturday, September 10, 2016. We will also not receive any email messages that are sent to the Board during this time.

Online services, the website, and the receipt of email messages will be available at approximately 7:00 PM (CST) on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


September 1, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016 the fee for the Application of Intent is $20.00 and the fee for online submission of the Eligibility Application is $10.00 for each section.
 
August 17, 2016

The latest version of the Texas State Board Report is now available online.
 
August 11, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due September 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 11, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due September 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 12, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due August 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 12, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due August 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 14, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due July 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 14, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due July 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 9, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due June 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 9, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due June 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 12, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due May 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 12, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due May 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 8, 2016

NASBA Announces 10-Day Testing Window Extension
In order to accommodate the anticipated demand for test center seats.

March 24, 2016

TSBPA offices will close at 12:00 noon (CDT) on Friday, March 25, 2016, in observance of Easter.

March 14, 2016

The TSBPA website has changed to www.tsbpa.texas.gov


March 11, 2016

***** PLEASE NOTE *****

Board offices will be closing at noon due to special events taking place in downtown Austin. We will reopen on Monday, March 14th at 7:30 AM CDT.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


March 10, 2016

***** PLEASE NOTE *****

On Friday, March 11, 2016 - due to special events taking place in downtown Austin where the Board office is located - all package delivery service companies have been banned from the downtown Austin Central Business District.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


March 10, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due April 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 10, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due April 30, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 18, 2016

***** IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ *****

Due to additional electrical maintenance in the building where the Board office is located, the Board's online services and the Board's website will not be available beginning at approximately 2:00 PM (CST) on Friday, February 19, 2016. We will not receive any email messages or faxes that are sent to the Board during this time.

Online services, the website, and the receipt of email messages and faxes will be available at approximately 8:00 AM (CST) on Monday, February 22, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


February 12, 2016

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday.

February 11, 2016

Firm License Renewals Due March 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 11, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due March 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

 

January 27, 2016

***** IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ *****

Due to maintenance in the building where the Board office is located, the Board's online services and the Board's website will not be available beginning at approximately noon (CST) on Friday, January 29, 2016. We will not receive any email messages or faxes that are sent to the Board during this time.

Online services, the website, and the receipt of email messages and faxes will be available at approximately noon (CST) on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

January 12, 2016
Firm License Renewals Due February 29, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 12, 2016

Individual License Renewals Due February 29, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 21, 2015

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

Thursday, December 24 - Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1

December 14, 2015
Firm License Renewals Due January 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 14, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due January 31, 2016  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 24, 2015

TSBPA will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015, and Friday, November 27, 2015, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, November 30, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

November 12, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due December 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 12, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due December 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 10, 2015

TSBPA offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veterans Day.

October 13, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due November 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

October 13, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due November 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 17, 2015

***** IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ *****

Due to maintenance in the building where the Board office is located, the Board's online services will not be available beginning at 12:01 am (CDT) on Friday, September 18th, 2015. The Board's website will not be available beginning at approximately noon (CDT) on Friday, September 18th, 2015. We will not receive any email messages or faxes that are sent to the Board during this time.

Online services, the website, and the receipt of email messages and faxes will be available at approximately noon (CDT) on Monday, September 21st, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


September 15, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due October 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 15, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due October 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 21, 2015

***** IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ *****

Due to maintenance in the building where the Board office is located, the Board's online services will not be available beginning at 12:01 am (CDT) on Friday, September 4th, 2015. The Board's website will not be available beginning at approximately noon (CDT) on Friday, September 4th, 2015. We will not receive any email messages or faxes that are sent to the Board during this time.

Online services, the website, and the receipt of email messages and faxes will be available at approximately noon (CDT) on Monday, September 7th, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


August 17, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due September 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 17, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due September 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

August 10, 2015

Fee Changes
For most Texas CPAs, your license fees will be reduced by $191 in the coming year.

July 13, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due August 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 13, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  August 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

July 2, 2015

TSBPA offices will close at noon on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

June 10, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due  July 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

June 10, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  July 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 13, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due  June 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 13, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  June 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

May 8, 2015

The Board Report is Going Digital
Beginning in 2016, the digital edition of the Board Report will be sent to all licensees by default, unless you opt-in to receive the print version.


April 21, 2015

The TSBPA website will be under maintenance from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00 pm for system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

April 20, 2015

Receive the Texas State Board Report Electronically
Be notified via email when the Board Report is posted online.


April 13, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due  May 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

April 13, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  May 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due  April 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

March 12, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  April 30, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 27, 2015

A Brief Legislative History of the Public Accountancy Act, a special commemorative booklet that celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Public Accountancy Act, is now available.

February 12, 2015

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday.

February 12, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due  March 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 12, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  March 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

February 6, 2015

Texas CPA Profession Celebrates 100 Years
The Texas Legislature approved two resolutions on Tuesday, January 27 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the professional practice of accounting in Texas.

January 15, 2015

TSBPA offices will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

January 13, 2015

Firm License Renewals Due  February 28, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

January 13, 2015

Individual License Renewals Due  February 28, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 22, 2014

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

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


December 15, 2014

Firm License Renewals Due  January 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

December 15, 2014

Individual License Renewals Due  January 31, 2015  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 26, 2014

TSBPA will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014, and Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. TSBPA offices will re-open on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. (CST).

November 13, 2014

Firm License Renewals Due  December 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

November 13, 2014

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

November 10, 2014

TSBPA offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in observance of Veterans Day.

October 15, 2014

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

October 15, 2014

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

September 22, 2014

Firm License Renewals Due  October 31, 2014  Can Now Be Paid Online
Use Online Services to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.

September 19, 2014

Individual License Fee Increase
Effective October 2014, the fee to renew your CPA license will increase from $41 to $47.

September 19, 2014

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

September 10, 2014

The TSBPA website will be down on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 11:45AM until 1:00PM , due to emergency maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please plan accordingly.

September 4, 2014

Invitation to Comment: The AICPA has announced a opportunity for CPAs to influence the next version of the CPA Exam.

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.