What you need before you can take a seat

Blogger: Eric Rivetna

Hey guys, this has been a busy week for me. So I am going to keep this blog short and sweet. These past few weeks I’ve been preparing to sit for the CPA exam here in Texas. It has been quite the lengthy process. My advice in this week’s blog is to get all your ducks in a row as soon as possible. To get started one must start here at the TSBPA website: http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/. There you can find a tab called “Exam/Qualifications” run down the list to “Applications” then to “Application of intent.” This is where the fun begins. There are a whole slew of items you must check off before you send this packet out to Austin, TX.

Here are some things you will need before you even start filling out the actual application. Start getting these things together as soon as possible:

  • Copies of official transcripts from every college you attended.
  • Scanned and notarized copies of your Social Security card and your photo ID
  • Release form notarized
  • A check for $50

All these things can be found here: http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/forms/individuals-wo-uniform.html

After these things are completed, I then suggest filling out the actual application. This way there is nothing stopping you from throwing it all in an envelope and sending it on its merry way. You want to send it out as soon as possible so you can get your letter of deficiency back and review it for accuracy on both your side and their side. This particular week I had an experience myself where the board had looked over a class I had taken, which was actually my fault because I listed the wrong school where I took it. Human errors happen, and you want enough time to rectify them when they occur. Hope this helps you guys, and good luck!

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The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession. TXCPA2B is a blog written by Texas students in pursuit of the CPA certificate. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily held by TSCPA or our members.
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2 Responses to What you need before you can take a seat

  1. jindan lin says:

    HI,
    Can you share what format is you notarized copy of ID look like? I made a copy of my DL and SS card, and bank refused to notarized it, do you have any statement on your copy?
    Thanks!

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