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COVID-19 Updates

The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy (TNSBA) is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact. We have created this page as a central location for news and information geared towards candidates, licensees and firms. The TNSBA remains fully operational and can be reached by email or phone during normal business hours.

Licensee Updates and Resources

The Tennessee Department of Revenue COVID-19 updates.

Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA) COVID-19 Resource Center  

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Resource Center  

Concerned about your Peer Review due date? – The Board encourages you to reach out to the TSCPA Peer Review team to discuss your options. Any due date extensions approved by TSCPA should be provided to the Board.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

While live in person CPE is not currently available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many conferences and seminars which were scheduled to take place in a classroom setting have migrated to virtual online events
(webinars).  The continuing education rules in Tennessee do not limit the number of hours obtained through self-study and/or online learning methods, thereby allowing all 80 hours to be obtained using these distance
learning methods, with limited exceptions.

Education For Initial Licensure

Pass/Fail Courses

The Board will accept any course taken as pass/fail as long as the student receives earned semester/quarter hours for the successful completion of the course. The completed course must be on an official transcript from an appropriately accredited university, college or community college.

View a map of pass/fail course acceptance for all jurisdictions.

Transcript Evaluations

Exam and Academic Evaluation Services - Candidates should continue to contact NASBA at cpaexam@nasba.org for questions related to transcripts and transcript evaluations.

CPA Exam  

Uniform CPA Examination Testing FAQs

Prometric Test Centers

Prometric resumed testing for the CPA Examination in the U.S. on May 1, 2020. View details on their website.

VIew a list of Prometric site openings in the U.S. and Canada.

Prometric is making global testing procedure modifications at test centers to ensure the safety of test takers and staff.

Notice to Schedule (NTS) Extensions

All Tennessee CPA Exam candidates with a Notice to Schedule (NTS) expiring between April 1 – December 30, 2020, will be extended until December 31, 2020.

CPA  Exam 18-month Credit Extensions

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) will identify all candidates who have an open NTS and credit expiring from April 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. This information will be provided to the Board.  Those that have credits expiring during this time will be extended to December 31, 2020.  All affected candidates will receive a communication piece from NASBA.  Please be aware that it will take some time for NASBA to update their systems. Please be patient.  There is no need for candidates to individually contact the Board at this time.

Continuous Testing

Starting July 1, 2020, NASBA will begin continuous testing for CPA exam candidates. Under the new continuous testing model, candidates will have the ability to take the exam year-round, without restriction, other than waiting to receive scores from prior attempts of the same section or when there is a major change to the exam. Continuous testing will replace the existing CPA exam testing window model, which only permits candidates to test during designated time frames each calendar quarter. Learn more about continuous testing on the
NASBA website.