CPA Exam Candidate News

Tennessee State Board of Accountancy

Ready for the CPA Exam but not sure where to begin?  NASBA has developed a Pathway to the CPA Exam quiz which explains the exam process and will help you determine your eligibility.

The CPA Exam Blueprints details the minimum level of knowledge and skills you must have to qualify for initial licensure.  Review the most recent publication here.

View the CPA Exam Score Release Date and  CPA Examination Announcements

Continuous Testing

Starting July 1, 2020, NASBA began 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.

CPA Exam Credit Extensions

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) previously identified all candidates who have an open NTS and credit expiring from April 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. Those that had credits expiring during this time were extended to December 31, 2020. 

The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy has approved a further extension of credits.  Credit with expiration dates for
December 31, 2020 to September 29, 2021 will be extended until September 30, 2021.

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.