DPSA Links and Form

Governor Lee signed 2022 Tenn. Pub. Ch. 1044 on May 11, 2022. The Act took effect July 1, 2022, and refines how Tennessee regulates postsecondary educational institutions as defined in Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 20. The Act dissolved the Committee on Postsecondary Educational Institutions.

  • Additional information on the legislation, related rules, and adjustment of existing authorization dates is available HERE.
  • Additional Information on the application review process and training is available HERE.

All applications, forms, notices, requests, and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Division of Postsecondary State Authorization (DPSA) as explained HERE.

 •  Rule Chapter 1540-01-10 Optional Expedited Authorization (OEA) Institutions 

           •  Change of Ownership Application

           •  Optional Expedited Authorization (OEA) Application

           •  New Program Notification Form (Excel file)             

           •  Individual Student Statistical Data

                     •  Instructions for Individual Student Statistical Data (PDF File) (Currently Revising)

                     •  Blank Student Level Statistical Data Form (Excel file)  (Currently Revising)

 •  Rule Chapter 1540-01-02 Regularly Authorized (RA) Institutions           

         •  Initial Authorization Application

                     •  Pro Forma Financial Spreadsheets

                     •  Pro Forma Financial Spreadsheets Instructions

           •  Program Registration Request

           •  School Personnel Application - Use ONLY for a change of Institutional Director. 

           •  Change of Ownership Application

           •  Change of Institutional Location Application

           •  Change of Name Application

           •  Surety Bond for Postsecondary Educational Institutions

 •  Rule Chapter 1540-01-02-.05 Exemptions

                 •  Exemption Determination Request

 •  Rule Chapter 1710-01-02 Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF)

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Claim Application  (Currently Revising)

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Information Release Authorization  (Currently Revising)