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)                      

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

         •  Initial Authorization Application ( Please note, DPSA will not be accepting Initial Authorization (IA) Applications                      after September 30, 2023. For additional information go to the Application Review and Training webpage.

                     •  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 Institutional Name Application

           •  Surety Bond for Postsecondary Educational Institutions

           •  Surety Bond for Postsecondary Educational Institutions (Greater than $10,000)

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

                 •  Exemption Determination Request (This form is currently being revised.) Contact Marcie Mills                                                         at marcie.mills@tn.gov to schedule a virtual meeting to discuss exemptions.

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

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Claim Application and Information Release