NOTE: Verification of current industry certification is required for all renewals.
A Professional Occupational Education License must be renewed every ten years. If an educator holds a Professional Occupational Education License based on a Master's degree or higher, and has accrued five years of acceptable teaching experience during the ten-year validity period of the license, they may renew the license with verification of that experience. (If all experience has been in the Tennessee Public School Systems no verification is required)
If an educator holds a Professional Occupational Education License based on a Master's degree or higher and has not accrued five years of acceptable experience during the ten-year validity period of the license or has less than a Master's degree, they are required to verify 480 hours of non-teaching experience in the occupational area,
90 clock hours (points) of participation in professional/technical workshops [6 semester hours of appropriate coursework may be substituted for the 90 clock hours (points) of professional/technical workshops.
Download the Application for Renewal of Professional Occupational Education License form or apply for license renewal and upload required forms using the online license application. The application form also includes a list of regulations and guidelines regarding renewal.
Verification of Application/License Status - You may check our Educator License Information web site to verify receipt of licensure information. Unless you already know your license number we suggest first using the public search option to locate your license number by only entering your first and last name as listed on the application. Click on the name, the license information will be revealed. If you already hold a license and know your license number you may use the Educator Log in option.
Questions regarding this renewal process should be directed to the Occupational Education License Consultant in the Office of Career and Technical Education at (615) 532-2834.