TX CPA Renewal Requirements

The state of Texas

  • License renewal period every 3 years. Ethics course must be taken every 2 years.
  • 120 hours each renewal period.
  • A minimum of 20 hours each year.

Your background

  • Ethics
    Is your ethics requirement due in the same year as your license renewal? Ethics is required every other year. License renewal is every 3 years.
    Yes   No

Your CPE requirements

(based on "Your Background" above)
Hours Subject
116 General [click here to see what qualifies]
A licensee may not claim more than fifty percent of the total CPE credit hours required from the non-technical area in a three year reporting period. Technical areas include financial reporting, auditing, taxation, and information technology.
4 Ethics [click here to see what qualifies]
A licensee must take a four hour ethics course that has been approved by the board every two years. Licensees shall report completion of the course on the annual license renewal notice at least every second year.
# Total

Please note

  • A minimum of 60 CE hours (out of the total 120) must be in a technical subject matter.
  • CPE hours must be from a live classroom instruction or self-study with sponsor graded course materials.
  • All programs should be measured in terms of 50-minute contact hours.
  • CPE shall be offered by board contracted CPE sponsors.


Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900

Phone: 512-305-7800
Fax: 512-305-7854

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