Exam Candidate Information
August 17, 2021
Prometric Continues Mask Mandate
Prometric continues to require everyone appearing at a Prometric testing center to wear masks for the foreseeable future. According to Prometric, this decision was made based on recent updated guidance and data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). The only exception to the mask mandate rule at this time will be at sites on state universities where executive orders prohibit government agencies and institutions of higher education from mandating face coverings or restricting activities on their respective properties in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates will still be allowed to wear masks according to their comfort level at these sites, but masks will not be mandatory.
Prometric also announced it will resume metal detector wanding candidates prior to entering the test room, frequent physical walkthroughs of the test room, and the use of erasable note boards and markers. The resumption of these various touchpoint processes was based on Prometric's engagements with John Hopkins University and data from the CDC and WHO, which demonstrates COVID-19 transmission via touch is exceptionally rare.
Starting September 1, 2021, Prometric will no longer accept IDs that are more than 90 days expired. Prometric will continue to accept IDs that have expired within 90 days of the exam date for the interim.
Visit Prometric's Website for more information.
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. 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.
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
May 1, 2020
• New CPA Exam Testing FAQs
Read NASBA's new CPA Exam Testing FAQs
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.
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.
December 19, 2018
Tax law changes eligible for REG testing
Information is available regarding the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act".
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.
February 2, 2018
CPA Exam - Tax Law Integration
AICPA has published information on exam content related to the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act."