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Texas CPA CPE Requirements

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 109414

Texas's Acceptance: Texas accepts courses from providers that are members of NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsors. WebCE is also registered and approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of our CPE program. Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Sponsor ID: 006170

What are the CPA CPE requirements for Texas?

  • Total CPE Requirement: 120 hours over a rolling 3 year period.
  • Annual CPE Requirement: 20 hours

Are there any subject area requirements for Texas CPA CPE?

  • CPA Ethics: 4 hours of Texas board approved ethics CPE every 2 years
  • Technical Subjects: Minimum 60 hours over the 3 year rolling period

When does Texas CPA CPE have to be completed?

Annual CPE should be completed and reported on or before the last day of the CPA's birth month, being sure to have completed 120 hours over the three year rolling period.

Can CPA CPE courses be repeated?

It is not recommended that courses be taken for credit more than once in a 3-year rolling license term.

Are there any CPA CPE credit type limits?

  • Non-Technical: Maximum 60 hours in 3 year reporting period
  • Nano Learning: Maximum 60 hours in 3 year reporting period
  • Instruction: Maximum 20 hours per year, 60 hour maximum over the 3 year cycles
  • Published Materials: Maximum 10 hours per year
  • Certified Financial Planner Certification Program: Maximum 60 hours in 3 year reporting period
  • Certified Internal Auditor Certification Program: Maximum 60 hours in 3 year reporting period
  • Certified Fraud Examiner Certification Program: Maximum 60 hours in 3 year reporting period
  • Other related Financial Certifications, and/or Related Financial Securities Licenses: Maximum 60 hours in 3 year reporting period

Can CPA CPE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Excess hours earned in a CPE cycle may not be carried forward to a subsequent CPE cycle.

What is the Texas CPA license renewal process?

Annual renewal notices are sent out 45 days prior to the current license expiration date. CPAs can report their CPE course completions with their registration renewal.

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What are the WebCE Texas CPA CPE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are NASBA QAS self-study with non-monitored open-book final exams. Students should read through course material then complete exam.
  • Passing score: 70%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE Texas CPA CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase.

How often does WebCE report Texas CPA CPE course completions?

WebCE does not report CPE course completions to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Texas CPA CPE courses?

Online PDF Certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. CPAs should maintain written evidence of completion for a period of 5 years following the completion of each reporting activity.

What are the Texas CPA CPE requirements for non-residents?

A non-resident licensee may meet Texas' CPE requirements by meeting the CPE requirements of the licensee's principal place of business. If the principal place of business has no CPE requirements, then the licensee must meet Texas' CPE requirements.

Are there any CPE exemptions?

The Board may exempt a licensee from continuing education requirements during the period for which the exemption is requested on a case by case basis for:

  • Unemployment, or no association with accounting, or providing services to Texas clients
  • Health reasons certified by a medical doctor
  • Active Military Service
  • Retirement or Disability Status.

In order to receive and exemption from CPE, a qualifying individual must submit a written affidavit request for an exemption to the Board.

Who to contact for additional questions

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

NASBA Registry

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 5/20/2024