Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Tennessee Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Tennessee.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Tennessee for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Tennessee Engineering Company Licenses

Tennessee Corporation, Partnership and Firm Disclosure (Engineering)

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners
Law:

Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-2-101 et seq. 

Ownership Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Tennessee for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

Tennessee does not issue firm licenses, but engineering firms must file the Corporation, Partnership, and Firm Disclosure form.

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Firm disclosures do not need to be renewed, however, firms must notify the board within 60 days if a change occurs to the information listed on the disclosure.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Tennessee Corporation, Partnership, and Firm Disclosure

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors
Notes:

Tennessee does not issue land surveyor firm licenses, however, a firm disclosure form must be submitted.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

Firms are only required to file an update to their disclosure within 60 days of any changes to the information provided in the disclosure.

Tennessee Geology Firm License

Not required



More information: Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance - Professional Geologists Licensing Program

Registration Not Required

Not required



Tennessee Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, or Corporation Disclosure (Soil Science)

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance - Soil Scientists Licensing Program

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



No renewal form is required, however, firms must notify the board if a change occurs to the information listed on the disclosure.

Individual Licenses

Tennessee Individual Engineering Licenses

Tennessee Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$15

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Tennessee Professional Engineer Registration

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$140

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Tennessee Professional Geologist License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance - Professional Geologists Licensing Program

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$115

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Tennessee Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$200 application fee + $100 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$280

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Tennessee Professional Land Surveyor-in-Training Certification

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Tennessee Professional Soil Scientist License

Agency:Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance - Soil Scientists Licensing Program

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$300

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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