Policies & General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is TSCPA's sponsor number?

A: It is TEO 001.

Q: Is it safe to use my credit card number on TSCPA's website?

A: Yes. TSCPA's website is secure.

Q: What exactly is the AICPA discount?

A: AICPA members will receive a $30 discount per 8-hour day off the price of designated 8-hour AICPA-sponsored courses. This discount is available until the date of the course and cannot be applied retroactively. Designated AICPA courses will be identified in all marketing pieces. Members of the AICPA who are not members of the state society are NOT entitled to the TSCPA member discount fee.

Q: Do I qualify for the TSCPA member discount fee?

A: You may qualify to receive the TSCPA member discount fee if you are a CPA and have paid your TSCPA membership dues. (Note: TSCPA membership is on an individual basis only, not by firm/company.)

Q: How will I know if you received my registration?

A: Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation notice via email.

Q: Can I only take 20 percent of my CPE in self-study format?

A: Self-study can equate to 100 percent of required CPE. However, periodical reading and testing cannot exceed 20 percent of the total required CPE. The reading of any journal or periodical for continuing professional education credit is subject to the 20 percent limitation as "Other CPE." Self-study courses are allowed if the sponsor has been approved by NASBA's Quality Assurance Service Program. Information about QAS may be found online at www.nasba.org.

Q: How do I receive credit for watching a TSCPA webcast?

A: At the end of the video, submit the attendance verification codes below the video player. Once codes are inputted, you will receive credit on your CPE tracker. You will be able to view and print your certificate at that time. 

Q: How do I receive credit for watching a TSCPA On Demand video?

A: At the end of the video, submit the attendance verification codes below the video player. Once codes are inputted, you will receive credit on your CPE tracker. You will be able to view and print your certificate at that time. 

Overnight Accommodations

The following area accommodations are provided as a convenience to out-of-town registrants, and in no way are intended to serve as a recommendation for any particular hotel or company. Hotel reservations/cancellations are the sole responsibility of each registrant.

 

Brentwood 

Hilton Brentwood Suites - 9000 Overlook Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027. Current rate is $157. For reservations call 615-370-0111 and mention TSCPA (or corporate ID #4813666) when booking. 

AC Hotel Brentwood - 5007 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027. Current rate is $169. Please use the booking link to reserve the special rate. 

 

Chattanooga

Chattanooga Marriott at the Chattanooga Convention Center - Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402. For reservations and current rate call 423-756-0002.

 

Franklin

Cool Springs Marriott - 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067. For reservations and current rate call 615-261-6100. See specific event details for negotiated event rate.

Courtyard by Marriott Franklin/Cool Springs– 2001 Meridian Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067.  Call for current rate. For reservations, call 800-321-2211.

Embassy Suites Nashville South820 Crescent Centre Dr, Franklin, TN 37067.  Call for current rate.  For reservations, call  615-515-5151.

 

Knoxville

Hilton Knoxville - 501 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902. Call for current rate. For reservations call 865-523-2300.

Holiday Inn Knoxville - 525 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Call for current rate. For reservations, call 865-522-2800.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville West - 9621 Parkside Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922. Call for current rate. For reservations, call 865-246-2309.

 

Memphis

Holiday Inn Memphis - University of Memphis - 3700 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38111. The current rate is $119. For reservations, call 901-678-8200 and mention you need the TSCPA rate. 

Fogelman Executive Conference Center and Hotel - 330 Innovation Dr., Memphis, TN 38152. Call for current rate. For reservations call 901-678-5410. 

 

Nashville

Embassy Suites Nashville Airport- 10 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37214. For reservations and current rate call 615-871-0033.

Hilton Nashville Downtown - 121 Fourth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201. For reservations and current rate call 615-620-1000.

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown – 310 Nth Ave South, Nashville, TN  37201. Call for current rate. For reservations call 615-277-5000.

TSCPA Policies & Procedures

Registration Information

Registration for CPE programs is open to anyone, and seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Multi-day programs must be attended by the same registrant each day.

How to register:

  • Online: Individual and firm administrator registration is available online via the TSCPA Online Course Catalog.
  • Phone: Contact TSCPA via phone at 615-377-3825.
  • Mail: Mail your completed registration form and payment to The Educational & Memorial Foundation of the TSCPA, 201 Powell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027.

Click here to download a registration form. Registration forms must be completed with payment information. Registrations will not be processed without full payment.

Registration Fees: The following discounted fees are available to early registrants, members of TSCPA and/or the AICPA:

  • TSCPA Member Discount: You may qualify to receive the TSCPA member discount fee if you are a member in good standing. (NOTE: TSCPA membership is on an individual basis only, as opposed to by firm/company.)
  • Early Bird Registration: An Early Bird registration discount is available to members and non-members who register with payment two weeks before the conference or seminar date.
  • AICPA Member Discount: AICPA members will receive a $30 discount per 8-hours of content off the price of designated 8-hour AICPA course. This discount is available until the date of the course. Designated AICPA courses will be identified in all marketing pieces. Members of the AICPA who are not members of the state society are NOT entitled to the TSCPA member discount. Must be a TSCPA member to receive discount.

Registration fees for one (1), two (2) or three (3) day seminars and/or conferences include course eMaterials, boxed lunch daily and beverages. Lunch is not included with four-hour courses (including 4-hour courses at Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville Account-Fest events.)

Registration Confirmation

Registrations will be confirmed via email to each participant. Confirmations will be sent after payment is received and registration is processed. Please read your registration confirmation email carefully to verify CPE program information, including date, location, time, etc. Occasionally, there may be an important change, such as location, to accommodate more participants for courses in high demand.

If you are taking part in an online learning event from an outside vendor, login and course eMaterials information will be included in your registration confirmation email. If you have not received confirmation at least two (2) business days prior to the program date, contact the Society office to verify receipt of your registration.

Cancellation, Substitution, Transfer and No-Shows

Cancellations will be accepted by our online tool, email or phone. Substitutions and transfers will be accepted by email or phone. Cancellations, substitutions and transfers are unavailable for self-study products including On Demand Video Library courses, Journal Exams and the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam.

Cancellations:
Cancellations requested four (4) days or more prior to the event date may cancel and receive a refund without penalty. Cancellations requested three (3) days or less prior to the event date will have their registration fee held for use with another TSCPA event. Refunds will not be given after eMaterials are accessed on the TSCPA website (a requirement of education vendors).

Substitutions & Transfers:
Substitutions and transfers must be received prior to the program date. If a registrant wishes to transfer or make a substitution, TSCPA will honor that change without penalty.

No-Shows:
A registrant who fails to attend a program is considered a no show and forfeits their entire registration fee. To avoid being a no show, please follow the guidelines noted above and contact TSCPA prior to the program date. No shows are ineligible for course materials, transfers, money on account or refunds at any time.

eMaterials

Only eMaterials are available for TSCPA's CPE programs. TSCPA registrants understand and agree to the following:

  • Once eMaterials have been uploaded to your My CPE & eMaterials page, TSCPA will be unable to offer a refund regardless of the reason for cancellation (a requirement of education vendors).
  • All materials received by TSCPA are protected by copyright, and reproduction or resale of any of the materials is expressly prohibited.
  • All eMaterials will be uploaded to your My CPE & eMaterials page seven (7) days in advance of the CPE program and will be available to all registrants for seven (7) days following the program. Simply log in and click Download eMaterials under the program listing. If registered for a TSCPA self-study product, access to the video self-study and related eMaterials will be available through TSCPA’s My On Demand Courses page. All self-study purchases will be accessible from this personalized page.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in all TSCPA-sponsored programs. Areas where smoking is permitted shall include outdoor areas and other areas as posted.

Communication Devices

In order to maintain a comfortable and productive learning environment for participants, unnecessary distractions within the classroom must be avoided. All disruptive communication devices, including laptops and phones, must be placed on silent mode during all TSCPA CPE events.

Verification of Attendance

A copy of the Verification of Attendance, noting the credits earned, will be emailed within two weeks of the program. Attendance is monitored throughout the entire program. CPE hours will be adjusted for late arrivals, early departures and no shows. Upon your arrival each day, please check in with the course administrator to ensure proper credit.

If taking part in an online learning course, during the course of the video, a number of alphanumeric codes will appear periodically. When you see one of these codes, write it down. The number of codes will vary depending on the length of the video.

For webcasts and On Demand videos, at the end of the video, submit the attendance verification codes below the video player. Once codes are inputted, you will receive credit on your CPE tracker. You will be able to view and print your certificate at that time. 

For TSCPA members, CPE hours earned for TSCPA webcasts or On Demand Video Library courses will also be recorded in your online CPE Tracker.

Special Needs

TSCPA works to select only those CPE program locations that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have special needs, please contact TSCPA via email at cpe@tscpa.com and submit requirements in writing.

Special Notes

For your comfort, it is best to dress in layers, no matter what the season. Climate control affects everyone differently, and what may be warm to some may seem a bit cool to others. 

Current State Board CPE Requirements

How Much CPE Do You Need?

All Active CPA certificate holders are required to obtain 80 hours of CPE in a reporting period. The Accountancy Act of 1998 exempts inactive certificate holders from CPE. View the CPE requirements set by the Tennessee Board of Accountancy at https://www.tn.gov/commerce/article/accountancy-continuing-education.

When in doubt, check with the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy at 615-741-2550 or 1-888-453-6150, or send an email to accountancy.board@tn.gov. Please note: all TSCPA courses, including self-study, meet state board requirements.

TSBA Subject Codes

The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy has aligned with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the categorization of each field of study as technical or non-technical. It is the participant's responsibility to determine the appropriate code based on actual course content.

Technical

  • Accounting = Ac
  • Accounting (Governmental) = AcG
  • Auditing = Au
  • Auditing (Governmental) = AuG
  • Business Law = BL
  • Economics = E
  • Finance = F
  • Information Technology = IT
  • Management Services = MS
  • Regulatory Ethics = RE
  • Specialized Knowledge = SK
  • Statistics = S
  • Taxes = T

Non-Techincal:

  • Behavioral Ethics = BE
  • Business Management and Organization = BMO
  • Communications and Marketing = CM
  • Computer Software and Applications = CSA
  • Personal Development = PD
  • Personnel/Human Resources = PHR
  • Production = P

Glossary of Terms

CPE Hours

The number of continuing professional education credit hours the course provides.

CLE Hours

The number of continuing legal education credit hours the course provides.

Prerequisite

Suggested requirement for course participation.

Basic Course Level

Covers fundamental principles and skills. Designed for participants with limited or no exposure to the subject matter.

Intermediate Course Level

Builds upon fundamental principles and skills, and focuses on their application. Designed for participants with some exposure to the subject matter.

Advanced Course Level

Focuses on the development of in-depth knowledge, a variety of skills and/or a broader range of applications. Designed for participants with significant exposure to the subject matter.

Update Course Level

Provides a general overview of new developments.