Requirements for eligibility to take the Uniform CPA Exam may differ from state to state. There are states that have stricter guidelines pertaining to the educational requirements of candidates who wish to take the CPA Exams while others allow applicants to take the tests simultaneous with completion of the requirements.
Whether we are considering taking the Texas CPA Exam or elsewhere in the United States, it is essential that we first check all the necessary requirements for the state in which we wish to take the CPA Exams in order for our application to be approved and be eligible to take the tests.
TEXAS CPA EXAM REQUIREMENTS
In order for us to be eligible to take the Texas CPA Exam, there are specific requisites that we should meet. These are the following:
– Bachelor’s degree or higher in any college or university in the United States;
– Educational attainment equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher for those who studied in other countries;
– One hundred and fifty semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of college courses;
– Thirty semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper grade accounting courses;
– Twenty-four semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper grade business courses;
– Completed and equivalent of three semester hours of Ethics course approved by the State Board; and
– Must be of good moral character
There are two steps involved in the application process for eligibility to take the Texas CPA Exam; three, if we took the CPA Exam outside of Texas and want to check if credits can be transferred. These are the following: Application of Intent, Eligibility Application and Application of Intent to Transfer Credit.
Submission of Application of Intent can be done any time. This application can be passed by candidates who wish to take the Texas CPA Exam and want to know if their educational background will meet the state?s requirements.
This may also be submitted for those who studied in an educational institution outside the US and want to find out if they are eligible to take the Texas CPA Exam; and also those who wish to transfer credits earned from another licensing jurisdiction.
In addition, submission of Application of Intent gives the State Board the right to investigate the candidates’ background to see if they are of good moral character.
The Eligibility Application will determine if we have met all the necessary requirements and will then be allowed to take the Texas CPA Exam. Submission of this application can only be done once Application of Intent has been approved by the State Board.
Corresponding fees should be paid simultaneous with submission of the application forms. Application of Intent costs $ 50, Application of Intent to Transfer Credit is $ 100 and Eligibility Application costs $ 15.
As for the four parts covered in the Texas CPA Exam, the following are the corresponding fees: Auditing and Attestation, $ 230.55; business Environment and Concept, $ 180.95; Financial Accounting and Reporting, $ 218; and Regulation, $ 195.35.
There are several test centers in Texas where we can take the Texas CPA Exam so we can also check these out prior to applying for the exams to determine which test center is the closest to our location.
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