Licenses for individuals expire annually based on the last day of the individuals' birth month. License renewal requires the completion of 120 hours of CPE in each three-year period ending with the license expiration, with a minimum of 20 hours in each one-year period.
Non-technical courses are limited to 50% in any reporting period.
Every licensee must take a Board-approved four hour ethics course every two years. This four-hour requirement can be met by taking our Accountant's Ethics in Texas course. Go to the ethics section on our home page and follow the links.
All required CPE can be acquired through self-study.
Yes. The board accepts courses offered by sponsors shown as being in good standing on the NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsors. (Sponsors however must still register with the Board: our Texas sponsor number is #003804.) As a member of NASBA’s Registry and QAS sponsor approval program, our courses are accepted for credit in Texas.
As a member of the NASBA Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs, we are required to conform to the measurement standards contained in the Statement on Standards of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs developed jointly by NASBA and the AICPA. Under these Standards our credits are based upon 1 CPE credit for every 50-minutes of study time, as determined by the average test results of CPAs pre-testing the material prior to publication.
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Tower III, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900
Phone: (512) 305-7800
Fax: (512) 305-7854