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Texas CPA Exam Requirements Education requirements –150 Semester Hours –Baccalaureate Degree minimum of 30 upper division semester hours in accounting above the principles level 24 upper division hours of related business courses plus 3 hours ethics course http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/
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JAN OPEN FEB OPEN MAR CLOSED APR OPEN MAY OPEN JUN CLOSED JUL OPEN AUG OPEN SEP CLOSED OCT OPEN NOV OPEN DEC CLOSED 2 nd Qtr Window 1 st Qtr Window 3 rd Qtr Window 4 th Qtr Window Sit for exams as soon as eligible. Must pass all 4 parts w/in 18 month window Firms want their new hires to pass early in their careers. Begin Application Process The On Demand Exam
Financial - Structure 60% 40% Three multiple-choice question (MCQ) testlets containing 90 questions One testlet containing seven short, task-based simulations TBS; research question in new format No written communication tasks 15 - 20% of questions do not count Passing Grade 75
Financial - IFRS and ISA Candidates will be expected to identify and understand the differences between financial statements prepared under U.S. GAAP and under IFRS. First-time adoption of IFRS related to financial reporting, presentation and disclosures in general-purpose financial statements will also be tested.
Financial - Codification New research task format based on the FASB Codification™. Codification consolidates thousands of U.S. GAAP pronouncements into a single, authoritative, easy-to-access online research tool.
Audit - Structure 60% 40% Three multiple-choice question (MCQ) testlets containing 90 questions One testlet containing seven short, task-based simulations TBS; research question in new format No written communication tasks 15 - 20% of questions do not count Passing Grade 75
Audit - IFRS and ISA Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the following: International Auditing & Assurance Board (IAASB) - role in establishing International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) Differences between ISAs and US Auditing Standards International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) Role in establishing International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. Related independence requirements when auditing a U.S. company that supports an audit report based on auditing standards of another country, or ISAs
Regulation - Structure 60% 40% Three multiple-choice question (MCQ) testlets containing 72 questions One testlet containing six short, task- based simulations TBS; research question in new format No written communication tasks 15 - 20% of questions do not count Passing Grade 75
Business - Structure 85% 15% Three multiple-choice question (MCQ) testlets containing 72 questions Three written communication tasks on BEC topics 15 - 20% of questions do not count Passing Grade 75
Business - IFRS and ISA Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of globalization in the business environment as well as be able to explain the underlying economic substance of transactions and their accounting implications.
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