After the Exam

Congratulations on passing the CPA exam! You have completed one of the final steps of joining one of today's most highly regarded and rewarding professions.

TSCPA is pleased that you are part of our dynamic professional organization that represents approximately 10,000 CPAs in industry, government, education and public accounting.

Questions? Please email us or call the Society office at 615-377-3825.

What’s Next?

Now that you've conquered the CPA exam, what's next on your to-do list?

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Order the Professional Ethics Exam - Successful completion of this exam is required by the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy prior to issuance of a Tennessee CPA Certificate. You can purchase the exam through TSCPA.

Make sure you have satisfied the experience requirement. Questions about what qualifies? Contact the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy.

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.

Apply for a CPA Certificate

Once you have passed the CPA Exam and the Professional Ethics Exam, the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy will be notified and will automatically send you a packet to apply for your CPA certificate. Please note that the experience requirement must be satisfied before you submit your application for certification.

Update Your TSCPA Member Profile - Take a moment to make sure your contact information is up to date. Note: To access the member profile update page, new TSCPA members must log in using your last name as your username and your TSCPA member number as your password. If you were a TSCPA member prior to becoming a successful candidate, please log in using your existing TSCPA account information.


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