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Presented to a person who is not eligible for regular TXCPA membership. While it might be appropriate to recognize an individual for a single act, honorary membership should be, in most instances, reserved for those who have benefited accountancy for a significant period.
Some criteria include:
- Distinguished at least within the profession on a statewide basis in accountancy and need not be a resident of the state of Texas;
- Significant, honorable, and widely recognized work in executive or administrative activity of the AICPA, the state societies or chapters thereof affecting the practice of accountancy. Employees of TXCPA or its chapters may be considered for this award only as they approach retirement status or if they have had a history of combined service of more than thirty years to AICPA, TXCPA and/or its chapters, or other state CPA societies;
- Activities by individuals that directly benefit the profession in continuing professional education in a substantive way, elevating the competence and image of the profession;
- Activities by members of other professions, legislators or governmental employees (elected or appointed) that enhance the practice of accountancy and benefit the public by their actions; and
- Service by individuals of an exceptional nature or value to the Accounting Education Foundation, TXCPA, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA), or the PAC committees of the TXCPA or its chapters.