State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements


Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: Yes. MasterCPE is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program. The Sponsor ID Number is 009930.
Renewal Date: Last day of birth month annually
Reporting Period: Ends at the end of the CPAs birth month, over a three year rolling period
Required Hours: 120 hours, with a minimum of 20 per year.
Ethics Required: Licensees must take a 4-hour board approved ethics course every 2 years. A list of approved courses is provided by the Board.
Subject Rqmts: None
Credit Limits:
  • The maximum credit for instructors is 20 hours per year with no repetition unless there are substantial changes to the material.
  • Authorship credits are limited to 10 hours in any CPE reporting period. Authorship may request additional hours but cannot exceed 20 hours in a reporting period.
  • Non-technical courses are limited to 50% of the total credit hours claimed in the three-year reporting period. "Technical Courses" are those courses pertaining to the profession of accounting. These courses include but are not limited to accounting, attest, tax, management advisory services, and other technical areas of benefit to a licensee and/or a licensee's employer. "Non-Technical Courses" are those courses not meeting the definition of "technical courses" that increase the licensee's ability to serve in a competent manner, such as but not limited to communications, ethics, behavioral science, practice management and advanced courses in foreign languages.
  • A minimum of 20 credit hours per CPE reporting period must be as a participant in a qualified CPE program.
Other Policies: All CPE shall be offered by board contracted CPE sponsors.
Contact Info: Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
333 Guadalupe
Tower III, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900
Phone: 512-305-7800
Fax: 512-305-7854
Web address:

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