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Hello, everyone. I am moving to Texas for employment on Sep 2021 so I need to transfer my NY CPA license to Texas. I hope someone can help me with below question if you have done it in the past.
I have been a CPA in NY State since 2018. Per CPE requirement in New York State, I am not required to fulfill the annual 40 hours CPE and 4 Ethics CPE per year for the first three year as a new CPA, meaning I am not required to have any CPE requirement as a newly licensed CPA until 2022. Here is the website of NYSED: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/cpace.htm
However, I found Texas to have a completely different rule here as per Texas reciprocal requirement – “an applicant is required to have completed at least 120 hours of CPE hours during the three years immediately preceding the date of application.” As mentioned above, it is impossible for newly certified CPA like me in NY because NY state does not require me to take any CPE until 2022. Anything I can do here so that I can practice in Texas? Would it be possible to first relocate to Texas and start earning CPE for the next three years and then apply for the reciprocal?
I thought transfer license suppose to be easy because we are all practic in USA, but apparently not. I have reached out to Texas Accountancy Board twice and everytime they response in one sentence saying “3 years or more you will need to have 120 hours of CPE.”
Thank you for everyone’s time
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