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The mission of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is to protect the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants possess the necessary education, skills, and capabilities and that they perform competently in the profession of public accountancy.

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August 30, 2017

For CPA Exam Candidates Affected by Hurricane Harvey  If you are scheduled to take a section of the CPA exam and are unable to test due to the closure of a Prometric test center or being displaced by the hurricane and subsequent flooding, the Board is extending your exam eligibility date through October 31, 2017. NASBA and Prometric are working with the Board to resolve candidate issues as quickly as possible.

March 10, 2017


At the March 9, 2017, meeting the Board considered and approved an amendment to Board Rule 511.80 Granting of Credit that allows a three month extension of CPA exam credits due to the delayed release of exam scores in 2017. The amendment affects applicants who have CPA exam credits that will expire between April 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. It also provided a three-month extension for applicants who earn CPA exam credit as a result of testing between April 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017. While this amendment is preliminary, we anticipate final approval at the May 2017 Board meeting.

February 8, 2017

The Uniform CPA Examination Next Version Examination Structure  (effective April 1, 2017) is now available.


December 21, 2016

NASBA has published information on scheduling for the CPA Exam
More information is available at   NASBA CPA Exam FAQ

November 17, 2016

CPA Exam Fee Change
All state boards of accountancy were notified by NASBA that effective January 1, 2017, the fees for taking any section of the CPA Exam will be $193.45.

November 16, 2016

2016 CPA Exam Booklet
The AICPA is pleased to provide for exam candidates a copy of the 2016 CPA Exam Booklet: The Uniform CPA Examination: An Overview of the Current Exam and What to Expect from the 2017 Version.

October 6, 2016

The AICPA has announced a webcast: What to Expect from the Next Version CPA Exam
More information is available at  AICPA CPA Exam

September 1, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016 the fee for the Application of Intent is $20.00 and the fee for online submission of the Eligibility Application is $10.00 for each section.

April 8, 2016

NASBA Announces 10-Day Testing Window Extension
In order to accommodate the anticipated demand for test center seats.

August 13, 2014

The AICPA has announced a BOE decision to not test IFRS 15 on the CPA Exam before January 1, 2016   More information is available on theAICPA website.

July 28, 2014

New Fingerprinting Process
Effective August 1, 2014, individuals who submit certain applications are also required to comply with the Board'sfingerprinting process.

May 22, 2014

NASBA announces on-line score viewing
Only the scores from the current test window are available on theNASBA.org website.

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