Health Professional Boards

The Division of Health Related Boards provides administrative support to the boards, committees, councils and one registry that are charged with the licensure and regulation of their respective health care professionals, as well as the Office of Consumer Right to Know. The mission of each board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice health care professions within this state to be qualified. The boards interpret the laws, rules and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The boards are also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and are responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations. Board members, with few exceptions, are appointed by the Governor. 


Online Licensure Renewal  

  • Click the "Licensure Renewal" link below to access the licensure renewal page.
  • Select “Begin Here For Sign-up” under New User to create your account.
  • Make a User ID that you can remember, such as your email address.
  • If you applied for an initial license online, you can use the same account to renew your license.
  • When you create your account, you must add your current license(s) to the account, or you will only see an option to apply for a new license.
  • Please secure your User ID and Password for future use.


Tennessee law mandates that specific health care professionals submit information to the Department regarding details of their training, specialty certification and practice. The Office of Consumer Right to Know is charged with seeking and collecting this information and providing it to consumers via the Department’s web site.
The professions that are required to submit information are:  alcohol and drug abuse counselors, audiologists, certified nurse practitioners, chiropractors, clinical pastoral therapists, dentists, dietitian or nutritionists, dispensing opticians, electrologists, marital and family therapists, massage therapists, medical doctors, medical laboratory personnel, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopathic physicians, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, professional counselors, psychologists, registered nurse anesthetists, respiratory care practitioners, social workers, speech pathologists and veterinarians.
Any change to information is required to be reported within 30 days of the change.  To make changes to or update the Practitioner Profile, please do so via the web at: