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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 22TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
CHAPTER 515LICENSES
RULE §515.5Reinstatement of a Certificate or License in the Absence of a Violation of the Board's Rules of Professional Conduct

(a) An individual whose license has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the license by paying to the board a renewal fee that is equal to 1 1/2 times the normally required renewal fee.

(b) An individual whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than one year may renew the license by paying to the board a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.

(c) An individual whose license has been expired for at least one year but less than two years may renew the license by paying to the board a renewal fee that is equal to three times the normally required renewal fee.

(d) An individual whose license has been expired for two years or more may obtain a license by paying all renewal fees including late fees.

(e) An individual whose license has been suspended or certificate revoked for the voluntary non-payment of the annual license fees, the voluntary non-completion of the annual license renewal, or the voluntary non-completion of the board required CPE may be administratively reinstated by complying with the board's CPE requirements pursuant to Chapter 523 of this title (relating to Continuing Professional Education); and

  (1) by paying all renewal fees including late fees; or

  (2) upon showing of good cause, entering into an Agreed Consent Order that reinstates the certificate and permits the issuance of a conditional license with the agreement to pay all required fees by a certain date.

(f) An individual who was revoked under §901.502(3) or (4) of the Act (relating to Grounds for Disciplinary Action), has moved to another state, and is currently licensed and has been in practice in the other state for the two years preceding the date of submitting a complete application may obtain a new license without reexamination by:

  (1) providing the board with a complete application including evidence of the required licensure;

  (2) demonstrating that the out of state license is no more than 90 days beyond the normal expiration date of the license;

  (3) paying the board a fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee for the license; and

  (4) meeting the other requirements for licensing.

(g) If the certificate, license, or registration was suspended, or revoked for non-payment of annual license fees, failure to complete the annual license renewal, or failure to comply with §501.94 of this title (relating to Mandatory Continuing Professional Education), upon written application the executive director will decide on an individual basis whether the renewal fees including late fees must be paid for those years and whether any fee exemption is applicable.

(h) A military service member, military veteran or military spouse may obtain a license in accordance with the provisions of §515.11 of this chapter (relating to Licensing for Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses).

(i) Interpretive Comment: Effective September 1, 2015, when calculating the renewal fee provided for in subsections (a) - (d) of this section, the professional fee that was required by §901.406 and §901.407 of the Act (relating to Fee Increase and Additional Fee) will no longer be included in the renewal fee. However, when calculating any renewal fees accrued prior to September 1, 2015, the professional fee that was required by §901.406 and §901.407 of the Act will be included in the renewal fee.


Source Note: The provisions of this §515.5 adopted to be effective February 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 971; amended to be effective October 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 7062; amended to be effective August 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 6378; amended to be effective April 7, 2010, 35 TexReg 2745; amended to be effective October 10, 2012, 37 TexReg 8018; amended to be effective October 7, 2015, 40 TexReg 6899; amended to be effective June 7, 2017, 42 TexReg 2936; amended to be effective December 5, 2018, 43 TexReg 7790

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