Fresh Start Act

Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-76-104(b)(3),” Prior to submitting the application necessary to obtain a license, certificate, or registration, an individual may request written notice from the licensing authority from which they seek to obtain a license, certification, or registration concerning the individual's qualification to obtain the license, certification, or registration based on the individual's criminal history. If the licensing authority determines that an individual is disqualified due to the individual's criminal history, the licensing authority must provide the individual with a written notification that sets forth the reasons for its determination and its justification in accordance with subdivision (b)(4). The written notice as to the individual's qualifications to obtain a license, certification, or registration must be limited to the individual's criminal history and should not be construed as prohibiting the licensing authority from denying an application on other grounds. This determination shall apply exclusively to the individual and shall not be construed as an advisory or formal opinion of the licensing authority.”

Have you been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor and want to know if this will affect your ability to obtain a license in your chosen field?