Tennessee - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 

Professional development is required for teacher license renewal in Tennessee.


All educators must earn professional development points to advance or renew a teacher license, including teacher licenses, occupational licenses, and professional school services personnel licenses. If an educator chooses to advance from the practitioner to the professional license using PDPs, the educator must accrue 30 PDPs. To renew the professional license, an educator must accrue 60 PDPs.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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For More Info: https://www.tn.gov/education/article/renew-a-teacher-license