Qualifications To sit for the CPA exam, a candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 150 credit hours (a master’s degree is not required). The candidate must have at least 36 total hours of accounting (30 hours above the principles courses) and 24 total hours of business courses (effective February 2008). In addition, effective July 1, 2005, candidates must complete three hours of accounting ethics.
ACC’s accounting department has been approved by the State Board to help students meet their educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam. ACC offers an advanced technical certificate for students who are pursuing the hours for the CPA Exam. This is the Professional Accountant Advanced Technical Certificate.You can transfer hours for courses that you have taken at the undergraduate level into this degree plan.
Before taking the accounting and business courses at ACC, you should talk to local colleges and universities about obtaining either another bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.
The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (Board) has an excellent web site. Please review the material on this site. You need to complete an Application of Intent to begin your qualification process or you can contact the Board at (512) 305-7800 for additional information.
If you have a degree from a country other than the United States, contact the Board to have this degree evaluated.
If you take your accounting and/or business courses at ACC, please review the rules from the Board that may affect you. Also, visit the Educator’s Page at the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
The Accounting Department at ACC offers the upper-level accounting courses through out the city. Please review the course schedule as you plan your accounting courses.