Tennessee State Board of Accountancy


The Board of Accountancy was created in 1913 to regulate accountants in the State of Tennessee. The current requirements for the licensure or registration of certified public accountants and registered accounting firms can be found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 62, Chapter 1.


The mission of the Tennessee Board of Accountancy is to is to protect the public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of certified public accountants and registered accounting firms.

License Renewal

Renewal applications for CPA/PA licenses and firm permits with an expiration date of 12/31/2023 may submit a renewal application beginning 11/2/2023. A late fee is assessed for licenses not renewed within thirty (30) days of the expiration date.  Licenses not renewed within six (6) months of the expiration date will be subject to reinstatement requirements.

Key Renewal Dates:

    11/2/2023          First date to submit renewal applications

    12/31/2023        License/permit expiration

    1/31/2024          Late fee assessed

    6/30/2024          Last date to submit renewal applications

Review the renewal requirements for your license.

All users must create a new account on the upgraded CORE licensing system.

Learn more about the upgraded CORE, including tutorials for registering a new account.

State-Specific Ethics

Continuing Professional Education renewal requirements include two hours of state-specific ethics approved by the Board. Only approved sponsors may offer this course. 

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Need help with an online application?

View these guides to register a new account and apply for a new license.

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