In this article, you will find a step-by-step guide that will help you to get your CPA license in Tennessee.
Besides, the credits from two-year or non-accredited four-year colleges can be accepted if they transfer it to the approved school that provides the degree and where you got yours.
Also, your degrees must be reviewed by a member body of the National NASBA International Evaluation Services. So, if you graduated from an international school. Request the assessment from the department directly.
Enroll in courses that can get you college credit. A bachelor’s degree and the following courses must be included in your 150-semester hours of college credit:
After meeting the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy educational standards, you may register for candidacy for the Uniform CPA Exam.
a. You can do the registration online via CPA Exam Services. Then, send the application and required documents by mail. Including:
b. Once the Board gets your application, required documents, and fees, they will be forwarded to the Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), and then you will get your Notification to Schedule (NTS). So, you will get a notification in five days after paying the fees.
After 20 days you must get your NTS, if you didn’t get it to try to contact CPAES by email at [email protected]
c. In order to make an appointment for the exam in Tennessee visit the Prometric testing center website. After getting the NTS you have six months to register for the exam.
d. Choose one of the exam sections and prepare for that. For one time you can pass up to four sections. The acceptable score for each section is 75. Also, you must pass them in an 18-month period.
e. Finally, you will get your Uniform CPA Exam result note by mail, or you can check their exam scores online.
Once you pass the Uniform CPA Exam, the next step is to complete Tennessee’s practical work experience for a year to get your Tennessee CPA license.
a. Complete the Home Study Course on Professional Ethics offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Which must be passed with a score of 90 percent or higher and also provide the certificate. Get information about this here.
b. Find the institution that will help you to satisfy the experience requirements. Here are some criteria that you need to satisfy in order to meet the experience standard.
c. Complete the right Experience Affidavit.
So, if you pass the exam and got the work experience, then it is time to get your license to work as a CPA. Double-check to make sure that you have done everything and are completely ready. Here is the list of Tennessee CPA license requirements.
b. Get the certificate application from the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy (TNSBA). TNSBA will send this application to you when you complete the education requirements.
c. Pay a $100 application fee
If the application is approved, you will get your CPA license.
There are some steps that you need to do every 2 years in order to maintain your CPA license.