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Professional License

The Professional License is a full teacher license issued to the holder of an Apprentice Teacher License or Out-of-State Teacher License who has accrued a minimum of three years of acceptable experience in an approved Tennessee school and has received a positive local evaluation from an approved Tennessee school (a public or non-public school that has adopted the state evaluation model).

The three years of acceptable teaching experience can be a combination of in-state/out-of-state experience, but the last year must be completed in an approved Tennessee school to participate in the local evaluation process to be eligible to advance to the Professional License.

The Professional License is valid for ten years and is renewable by meeting renewal requirements.