Who’s Who

Who’s Who When It Comes to Licensing and Regulating CPAs?

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) is the state regulatory agency for public accounting in Texas. The State Board is the agency to contact with all official questions regarding CPA licensing, examination, continuing professional education (CPE) requirements, and enforcement. The State Board operates from the authority granted by the Public Accountancy Act.

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a state nonprofit professional association and does not set nor regulate the requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. TSCPA exists to support its members in their professional endeavors and to promote the value and high standards of Texas CPAs.

Requirements for becoming a CPA varies in the United States. Every state and U.S. territory has somewhat different requirements for becoming a licensed CPA. Most states have education, examination and experience requirements and some have ethics requirements. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) can assist international students who have questions about qualifying to sit for the CPA Exam, how current foreign credits will transfer, or about equivalency issues.

Visit the Web site for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy at www.tsbpa.state.tx.us.

Visit the Web site for TSCPA at www.tscpa.org.

Visit the Web site for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy at www.nasba.org.

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