Tennessee CPA Requirements

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Getting your Tennessee CPA

CPA Exam Requirements


Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: Completed at least 18 semester or 27 quarter hours of accounting at the upper division excluding credits from internship programs, and 24 semester hours of business courses with at least 12 hours from upper-division courses


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state