CPA Licensure Requirements for Texas and South Carolina Residents

Texas Licensure Information

Applicants in the state of Texas desiring to pursue their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential are currently required to meet the following requirements:

As a result, you will need to ensure that your previous undergraduate accounting coursework included 15 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents in traditional face-to-face courses. Otherwise you must plan on completing the necessary accounting coursework in a traditional face-to-face delivery method in order to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Texas.

WGU Accounting Degrees and the CPA Exam in South Carolina

WGU's B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Accounting programs comply with educational standards maintained by the two national accountancy associations, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA). However, in South Carolina the State Board of Accountancy has ultimate authority over eligibility standards for the CPA exam and licensing as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

WGU graduates in South Carolina typically will be eligible to sit for the same CPA exam in another state, but doing so will not guarantee eligibility for a CPA license in South Carolina. It may, however, eventually allow for transferability, but only after meeting other eligibility requirements. WGU is actively working through the proper channels to gain eligibility for WGU graduates.

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