2024 CPA Licensure Update

Updated January 18, 2024

The 2024 CPA Exam

A new version of the CPA exam launched on Jan. 1, 2024. The new exam includes three core sections, plus one discipline section that the candidate may choose. Changes in the schedule for exam test windows and score release will also occur initially as the exam is rolled out.


See the table below for important dates that may impact your timing for testing in 2024.

2024 CPA Exam Schedule


CPA Exam Eligibility

Effective September 1, 2023 , Texas CPA Exam candidates become eligible to begin testing at 120 hours of education credit, including 21 hours of upper-level accounting.

The upper-level accounting requirements can be fulfilled as follows:

CPA Licensure College Course  Requirements


Other Updates and Opportunities for Texas Students and Candidates:

  • Notice to Schedule in Texas extended from 90 days to 180 days, effective Jan. 1, 2024 
  • Expiration of exam credits were also extended from 18 months to 30 months, effective Jan. 1, 2024
  • The Applicant Reassessment Program from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy invites those who lost exam credits between Jan. 1, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2024, due to expiration to reach out for potential reinstatement of those credits.
  • The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy also announces expanded eligibility for their Accounting Student Scholarship Program

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