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  • Read the 2014 Legislative Update Report for the Soil Scientist Licensing Program here.
  • Notice of Rulemaking Hearing – Professional Soil Scientists Licensing Program – October 29, 2013

  • Online Renewal Now Available! Click here to renew online.

  • The next CSSE exam(s) are scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014. Exam registration will be August 18 - October 3, 2014.   Please contact Michele Lovejoy at 608-268-4947 or with questions.The exams are given at UT-Knoxville and UT-Martin.

  • The initial application for licensure as a Soil Scientist in Tennessee is now available on this website under the Forms and Downloads link.

    Per Rule 0780-05-06-.04(c), in addtion to meeting our education and experience requirements, applicants must also pass the fundamentals AND professional practice soil science examinations administered by the Council of Soil Science Examiners (CSSE).


    The purpose of the Tennessee Professional Soil Scientists Licensing Program is to ensure that only qualified persons are licensed to practice soil science in Tennessee, thereby benefiting the safety, health, and property of the people of this state and promoting the public welfare.

    For more information about this Division, Contact Donna Moulder.




Donna Moulder
Donna Moulder



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Soil Scientist Licensing Program

500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243




Phone: 615-741-3611

Fax: 615-253-1692



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