CPA Exam Information

Information for Candidates & Students

  • The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) has established the Applicant Reassessment Program in an effort to assist individuals who were taking the CPA Exam and through an extreme hardship occurrence, lost CPA Exam credits and may no longer be pursuing a CPA license. Those who lost credit between Jan. 1, 2020 and Jan 1, 2024, will have the opportunity for credits to be restored. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply on the TSBPA website.(10/2023)

  • Effective Sept. 1, 2023, Texas candidates may begin sitting for the CPA Exam after completing 120 hours of education. Licensing still requires completion of 150 credit hours. (09/2023)

  • Candidates may take the CPA Exam if they have:

    • A baccalaureate or higher degree recognized by the State Board
    • 120 semester hours of State Board recognized courses, including no fewer than 24 semester hours of accounting, of which 21 must be upper-level accounting

    To become a CPA, candidates are still required to have:

    • 150 semester hours of State Board recognized courses
    • Including six additional semester credit hours of upper-level accounting
    • Completion of a three-semester hour State Board approved ethics course.

View more on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy website.

  • The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy passed a rule to expand the expiration window for Exam sections from 18 months to 30 months, effective Jan. 1, 2024. (10/2023)

  • The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy passed a rule to expand the Notice to Schedule (NTS) window in Texas from 90 days to 180 days, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Limited Prometric locations and changes in the exam and 120 to sit legislation make it critical to allow students to plan and secure a testing spot sooner. (07/2023)
New Model for Licensure
  • Transition policy announced for the 2024 CPA Exam (2-2-2022). Frequently Asked Questions are available that might answer some of your more detailed questions regarding the newly released transition policy.

  • Additional information and FAQs regarding the CPA Evolution initiative are available at If your questions on the new CPA licensure model, examination, and transition policy are still not answered, please reach out to us at

Exam Preparation Aids

It’s one of the most important and rigorous exams you will take so you want to make sure you do everything possible to pass it. A host of study aids are available to help you prepare.

A TXCPA member discount is available from the providers listed below. TXCPA does not endorse nor recommend any particular vendor.

+ Becker

+ Gleim Exam Prep

+ Surgent CPA Review 

+ UWorld Roger CPA Review

+ Wiley CPA Review 


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