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As a CMA, do I have to write all 4-parts of the CPA in TX?

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I'm a CMA and also want to get the CPA designation. Or is there a waiver for some part of the CPA?


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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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Your best answer would come from the TX State Board of Public Accountancy -

They are the arbiters of what is and isn't allowed.

Jason M. Jones LPA
Title: Client Service Coordinator
Company: Hemphill Wright & Associates CPAs
(Client Service Coordinator, Hemphill Wright & Associates CPAs) |

While what Wayne said is pretty much dead on, the answer will most likely be "No".

Look at it this way, I'm an LPA (Licensed Public Accountant), I have all the rights and privileges that a CPA has, heck I'm even listed at, and I still have to write all four parts of the CPA exam (I already passed one part, but I still have to write the remaining three). Do I like that? No. Is it fair? No. But at the end of the day, it is what it is.

Samuel Sam
Title: Assistant Controller
Company: SamuelSam
(Assistant Controller, SamuelSam) |



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