Tennessee State Board of Accountancy

The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy protects the public interest by ensuring that persons professing special competence in accountancy  or those offering assurance regarding financial statement presentation have demonstrated their qualifications to do so. The Board's vision is to protect the public, enhance communications with licensees
and proactively respond to the demands of today's changing world. 

License Renewal

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.

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. 

Credit Relief Initiative

In response to significant health, economic, education, and travel disruptions resulting in CPA Examination candidate hardships, the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy will consider individual candidate requests to extend credit periods through June 30, 2025, for CPA Examination credits that expired from January 30, 2020 through May 11, 2023, which have not been subsequently replaced by new credits for the same sections.

If you have lost one or more CPA Exam credits during this time period you may request an extension of time for the lost credit(s).  Please complete this form to submit your request, including a description of the circumstances that led to the lost credit(s). The form can be submitted to our office via email at

Individuals approved for relief under this initiative can expect their records to be updated by the end of January 2024.

If you have already retaken and passed the lost section(s), there is no action to be taken.  Please contact the Board with questions about the Credit Relief Initiative at or 615-741-2550.

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