Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Tennessee CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part Wiley CPAexcel Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in Tennessee


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
18 upper-level accounting semester hours

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US citizenship is not required.
Tennessee residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$170.00

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change.

Contact Information:

Christopher McGrath
Wiley CPAexcel Eligibility Advisor

CPA License Requirements in Tennessee


Continuing Education is required

150 total semester hours

30 semester hours of accounting (24 upper-level)

24 semester hours of business


Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Getting your CPA license in Tennessee can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.