Fingerprint-Based Background Check Updates
April 4, 2022
The deadline for Texas CPAs to complete the fingerprint-based background check is August 31, 2022. Texas CPAs residing outside of the state and Texas CPAs that have a CPE exemption are still required to be fingerprinted. The only exemption from fingerprinting is to be eligible for and claim a retired or disabled license status with the Board prior to the August 31, 2022 deadline.
To check your fingerprinting status or learn how to complete this requirement, simply follow the instructions on your account page after logging into Online Services on the TSBPA website. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
September 1, 2021
If you have not already completed the fingerprint-based background check, Senate Bill 297 extended the deadline for Texas CPAs to August 31, 2022.
Licensees who hold the retired or disabled status with the Board do not need to get fingerprinted, unless they seek reinstatement.
February 18, 2020
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
July 12, 2022
Firm License Renewals due August 31, 2022 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Firms to manage all phases of the annual renewal process.
July 12, 2022
Individual License Renewals due August 31, 2022 can now be paid Online
Use Online Services for Individuals 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 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.
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.