Becoming a Texas Cpa

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BECOMING A TEXAS CPA TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ………………………………………………………………......i INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………………….…...1 BECOMING A TEXAS CPA ………………………………………………………………..1 TEXAS UNIFORM CPA EXAM ………….…………………………………………….…..1 Requirements and Application to Sit ...……………….………………….……….…..1 Topics and Structure …………………………….……………………………………3 Rules, Testing Windows, and Sites ………….……………………………………….4 CPA EXAM PREPARATION ………………….……………………………………………4 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS …………….……………………………………………5 CONCLUSION ………………………………………………………………………………5 APPENDIX A ...………………………………………………………………………….…..6 BIBLIOGRAPHY ......………………………………………………………………………..7 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report provides the requirements and…show more content…
A new AOI is required if the candidate does not take the exam within two years of submitting the application. The Application of Intent encompasses some of the requirements for becoming a CPA. It is used to evaluate the applicant’s moral character and education requirements. To evaluate the candidates’ moral character, the AOI will ask questions regarding the applicants’ criminal history. Applicants that answer “yes” to any listed criminal offenses will be required to submit a Background Statement form for each offense. They must also submit electronic fingerprints which are used to access the Federal Bureau of Investigation database and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal Records Division. Based on all of this information, the board will determine if the applicant is of good moral character. To meet the Board’s educational requirements, the applicant must hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited, Board-recognized U.S. college or university. Institutions that do not qualify include community colleges, two-year colleges, correspondence schools, continuing education courses, or technical schools. An official transcript must be submitted with the AOI for verification. The Board requires 150 semester hours earned to sit for the exam. One way to accomplish this is to complete a master’s degree or higher from an eligible institution. Another option is to complete a baccalaureate degree from an eligible
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