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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.

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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.
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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.

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.

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Next Board Meeting:
   July 16, 2020   

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