New to Tennessee?

Thousands of licensed professionals like you are discovering the opportunities of calling Tennessee home. Whether you’re just getting started in your professional career in Tennessee or if you’re a seasoned professional who is moving his or her business to the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) has the team and tools to help you get started on your adventure.

Professional Licensure: TDCI licenses and regulates over 300,000 Tennesseans in their professions and businesses through 22 regulatory programs. If your profession is one of the those overseen by TDCI, visit our Regulatory Boards page for information on applying for a license, rules governing your profession, reciprocity, and any other question you might have. Please contact our team at or 615-741-3449 with any questions regarding your application or renewal.

Military exemption: Are you or your spouse a member of the armed forces? If so, you may be exempt from licensure with TDCI. Follow this link to learn more.

Fire Safety: The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office’s mission is to reduce the loss of life and property from fire. We provide certification for building, fire, mechanical, and plumbing codes inspectors in Tennessee. For more information, visit us online at this link or contact us by phone at 615-741-2981 or by email at If you are interested in a career with the Tennessee Fire Service, you can learn more about training opportunities available at the Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy by following this link.

Law Enforcement: TDCI oversees law enforcement training through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Tennessee’s premier law enforcement training academy. If you are a law enforcement professional seeking information about the Academy, follow this link for information. To contact us, call 615-741-4461 or by email at

Insurance producers: TDCI is the state’s insurance regulator, licensing both individuals and corporations. Follow this link to find more information about agent/producer licensing or call: 1-888-416-0868 or (615) 741-2693.

Securities: TDCI registers all broker-dealers and their agents and investment advisers and their representatives conducting business in Tennessee. In addition, all securities offerings offered in, to, or from Tennessee go through the Securities Division. To learn more, follow this link, call us at 615-741-2947, 800-863-9117 (toll free), or email us at

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