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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 22TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
CHAPTER 511ELIGIBILITY
SUBCHAPTER CEDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
RULE §511.59Definition of 150 Semester Hours

(a) An individual holding at least a baccalaureate degree shall complete additional academic courses to meet the board's 150 semester hours or quarter hour equivalents of courses. The hours from a course that has been repeated will be counted only once toward the required 150 semester hours, and may be earned in one of the following ways:

  (1) Complete a master's degree or higher degree conferred by an institution of higher education that is recognized by the board; or

  (2) Complete the upper level accounting courses needed to take the UCPAE as defined in §511.57 of this chapter (relating to Qualified Accounting Courses). The hours required for a baccalaureate degree plus the additional hours must equal or exceed 150 semester hours; or

  (3) Complete additional semester hours or quarter hour equivalents of upper level courses that enhance professional skills and competence, beyond the accounting hours required for a baccalaureate degree in accounting, from a university that is recognized by the board. The hours required for a baccalaureate degree plus the additional hours must equal or exceed 150 semester hours. The coursework should be in established courses offered through colleges, i.e.: architecture, business administration, communications, engineering, fine arts, liberal arts, science, or another established discipline, within the university.

(b) Any CPA review course offered by an institution of higher education or a proprietary organization shall not be used to meet the board's 150 semester hour requirement.

(c) An individual may use a three semester credit hour undergraduate business internship and a three semester credit hour graduate business internship toward the required 150 semester hours.


Source Note: The provisions of this §511.59 adopted to be effective June 11, 2008, 33 TexReg 4503; amended to be effective April 11, 2012, 37 TexReg 2407; amended to be effective June 10, 2015, 40 TexReg 3567; amended to be effective February 8, 2017, 42 TexReg 424; amended to be effective June 6, 2018, 43 TexReg 3593; amended to be effective June 2, 2021, 46 TexRg 3403

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