Tennessee Office of the State of Architect

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We are a service company that can help you file with the Tennessee Office of the State of Architect. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.

Contact Information

Physical address:
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone: (615) 741-2388

Web: Home
Email: state.architect@tn.gov


We track the following licenses with the Tennessee Office of the State of Architect in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other Compliance Core™ data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Tennessee Designer Registration

Agency:Tennessee Office of the State of Architect
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Requirement Notes:

Only licensed architectural or engineering firms in good standing with the Tennessee Secretary of State may apply. Additionally, a firm's qualifying individual's license must be in good standing with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Initial Registration

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The firm name on the OSA Designer Registration Web Application, Letter's of Interest (LOI), and responses to Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) must be IDENTICAL to the firm's legal entity name as the actively registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Registration Renewal

  1. Select the tab titled Directory-Current Registrants and locate the firm designer registration seeking renewal.
  2. If the firm sought is on the list, navigate back and select the Existing Registrants tab, and follow the instructions to obtain a secured link.
    • Note: The secured link can only be opened one time. If unable to complete this process, return to the previous tab and request another secured link.
  3. If the firm is not listed in the directory of current registrants but it was registered sometime in the past, proceed to the existing registrant's tab and follow the instructions. If unable to register after following these instructions then a new designer registration application must be submitted.
  4. Once the secured link has been opened, a prefilled form should appear. 
    • Note: If the form is blank an error occurred. Do not complete it. Return to the previous tab and request another secured link.
  5. No changes need to be made unless there is information to update. Complete the renewal application by navigating through the prefilled tabs and clicking submit on the final page. 
    • Note: Print this page for confirmation. An email confirmation will not be sent. 
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Registrations expire annually on December 31. Renewal applications can begin December 1 and must be submitted by December 31. 

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