​Continuing Education for County Auditor

County Auditors/CPA's are required to attain 40 hours during each two-year appointment.

Programs that Qualify

Any program that offers official CPE as defined by the State Board of Public Accountancy.

Filing for Credit

Attendance forms or certificates of completion must be provided to each course participant. Each auditor/CPA is responsible for retaining verification to submit to his district judge(s) or the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. The sponsor must retain a record for five years as verification of attendance.

Legal Source

V.T.C.A., Tex. Local Gov’t. Code, Sec. 84.0085

Open Government Training Information

Elected and appointed public officials are required by a state law to receive training in Texas open government laws. For more information on this training including free video training courses, check out The Office of the Attorney General website.

County Official Organizations

The Texas Association of Counties serves as the umbrella organization for various independent county official organizations in Texas. These organizations serve as an important resource for county officials for information, networking and advocacy.

The association for this office is the Texas Association of County Auditors.

PLEASE NOTE: The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is the permanent contact for county auditors hours. TAC is an approved provider/sponsor for CPE by the State Board of Public Accountancy. TAC files an agreement annually to maintain this status which allows CPE credit to be offered at all TAC programs. The auditor determines the number of hours they wish to claim. Program agendas do not need to be submitted for approval.