Licensure Standards

By statute, the State Board of Education establishes standards for the licensing of teachers and other educators.

The Office of Educator Licensure & Preparation at the Tennessee Department of Education can provide information about obtaining, renewing, or advancing a Tennessee teaching license.

Applications for new licenses can be found here, and information regarding renewals can be found here.  A searchable index of all active licenses can be found here

The State Board’s rules about educator licensure (0520-02-03) and employment standards (0520-02-06) are available here. Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 provides further details to the rules and is available on the State Board's policy page.