Notification Options Are Now Available!
You can now get notifications from your licensing board or commission related to the following:
New or Amended Statutes - New or Updated Rules
Changes to Fees - Rulemaking Hearings related to Fees
Significant Changes Impacting Your License - Changes to Policies
Notice: A Tennessee license is required prior to bidding, contracting or offering a price to perform work!
FYI: The May 21st Board meeting has been changed from Jackson to Nashville!
ONLINE RENEWALS (LLE and LLP)
Licensees may renew the following licenses online: Limited Licensed Electricians; and Limited Licensed Plumbers!
PARTIAL ONLINE RENEWALS
Contractor and Home Improvement Contractors may partially renew by making the renewal payment and responding to the renewal questions. However, outstanding requirements such as the financial statement, proof of insurance, bonds, etc., cannot be uploaded and must be sent by mail, fax or email in order to complete the renewal process. Licensees will continue to be sent a renewal 90 days prior to expiration date. You may continue to utilize the Board's renewal form or financial balance sheet from the "Forms and Downloads" or see the "Contractor's Renewal Form".
WORKERS' COMPENSATION RESOURCE
>>Workers' Comp Insurance Requirements (Eff. Oct. 2011)
>>>Employee Misclassification Advisory Task Force (EMTAF)
COMPLAINT FILING RESOURCE
Contractors (Building, Electrical, Mechancial, Masonry, Roads, etc., - $25,000 or more))
Subcontractors (Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Masonry - $25,000 or more)
Home Improvement (HI) (Projects $3,000 to $24,999)
Electrician - Limited Licensed Electricians (LLE) (Jobs less than $25,000)
Plumber - Limited Licensed Plumbers (LLP) (Jobs less than $25,000)
>>PSI Exam Provider (Contractor, LLP and LLE)
>>Already Licensed? See "Forms and Downloads" to apply for a "License Revision" to make changes to current license!
A Tennessee license is first needed before offerring to perform or bid work. Reciprocation is not with the license and is only a "TRADE EXAM" waiver with participating states.
>>License Verification Form (Tennessee Trade Exam Waiver)
Bid Preference Law (Bid guidelines for state-to-state)
New! Online Renewals
Online renewals is now available for LLE and LLP. Home Improvement and Contractor licensees may pay fees online, answer renewal form, but must send financial statement, proof of insurance, bond, etc., to the Board office to complete the renewal process.
Contractor Renewal Form [pdf]
Renewal Forms for all Licenses (Includes all Applications and Instructions)
Revision Resource (Amend or Change a Contractor License)
The law requires the Board to license and approve schools offering Contractor exam prep and medical gas certification services to individuals:
PSI - Exam Provider for Licensing (not a school)
Fire Sprinklers (Division of Fire Prevention)
Alarm and Security Systems (Alarm Systems Board)
Well Drillers - Geothermal (Environment & Conservation)
Workers' Compensation (Labor and Workforce)
Secretary of State (Corporate/LLC/Partnership Registration)
Industry related information for licensing and resources for performing work in Tennessee.
Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-1150
Toll Free: 800-544-7693
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
NOTE: The Board office is scheduled to move to the Davy Crockett Tower, located on 500 James Robertson Parkway, on May 8, 2013!
The mission of the Board for Licensing Contractors is to assure quality and fair construction practices exist, in all phases of the industry, in order to protect the safety and welfare of the public. The Board was originally established in 1931, and today remains a bridge between the consumers and contractors of Tennessee. Licensing offers the consumers a mechanism to voice their concerns. (To read more....)