TEXAS UNIFORM CPA EXAM PAPER
For many accounting students, become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) is an important objective for their career. Each state has its own rules and regulations for becoming a certified public accountant. In Texas, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) sets requirements to become a CPA. This paper will illustrate those requirements for becoming a CPA in Texas, especially focus on CPA exam, including the requirements to sit for the exam, the topics of the exam, testing windows, and the prepare options for the exam. In addition, the specific steps of scheduling CPA exam in 2013 also will be contained in this paper.
Licensure as a CPA is under the jurisdiction of each individual state. In the…show more content… It needs the applicants to obtain sufficient knowledge and skills in accounting professions. Therefore, the requirements to sit for the Texas Uniform CPA Exam are strict and complex, especially the education requirements. In order to be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA exam in Texas, candidates must have the following: an earned undergraduate degree, at least 150 hours of college credits, 30 hours of Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) approved advanced accounting courses, 24 hours of TSBPA approved non-accounting business courses, and 3 hours of TSBPA approved Business Ethics for Accountants course. On July 1st, 2011, the TSBPA added requirements of 2 hour course in Research and Analysis in Accounting and 2 hour course in Business or Accounting Communications to be part of the 30 hours of advanced accounting requirement, For 24 hours of non-accounting business courses TSBPA accepts up to 6 hours in each business area: Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems. Additionally, the TSBPA will only accept up to 15 hours of on-line coursework.
The first step for taking CPA Exam is to submit an Application of Intent, with the exam fee of $773.20 in total (include initial application fee of $50, $190.35 for audit section, $190.35 for financial section, $171.25 for regulation section, and $171.25 for