An applicant for licensure meeting the
requirements of T.C.A. §
(a) Be issued a license upon application
and payment of all fees required for issuance of a regular license of the same
type if, in the opinion of the Board, the requirements for certification or
licensure of such other state are substantially equivalent to the requirements
in Tennessee; or
Be issued a
temporary license as described herein if the Board determines the applicant's
license is not substantially equivalent, as set forth in subsection (a) above,
but the applicant could perform additional acts, including - but not limited to
education, training, or experience ("applicant's additional requirements"). The
Board may issue a temporary license upon application and payment of all fees
required for issuance of a regular license of the same type which shall allow
such person to perform services as if fully licensed for a set period of time
that is determined to be sufficient for the applicant to complete applicant's
1. After completing
applicant's additional requirements and providing the Board with sufficient
proof thereof as may be required, a full license shall be issued to the
applicant with an issuance date of the date of the original issuance of the
temporary license and an expiration date as if the full license had been issued
at that time providing the Board determines that there have been no intervening
issues to prevent such licensure.
A temporary license shall be issued for a period of less than the length of a
renewal cycle for a permanent license.
3. A temporary license shall expire upon the
date set by the Board and shall not be subject to renewal except through the
completion of applicant's additional requirements, as required by the Board or
by an extension of time granted for good cause by the Board.
4. Should an extension to a temporary license
cause the license to be in effect longer than the renewal cycle of a permanent
license then the holder of the temporary license shall file a renewal
application with such documentation and fees, as are required by the Board for
all other renewals of a permanent license of the same
Military education, training, or experience completed by a person described at
shall be accepted toward the qualifications, in whole or in part, to receive
any license issued by the Board if such military education, training, or
experience is determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the
education, training, or experience required for the issuance of such
Any licensee who is a
member of the national guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the
United States called to active duty whose license expires during the period of
activation shall be eligible to be renewed upon the licensee being released
from active duty without payment of late fees or other penalties.
(a) The license of a person described in
paragraph (3) shall be eligible for renewal pursuant to this subsection for one
(1) year from the person's release from active duty.
(b) Any person renewing under paragraph (3)
shall provide the Board such supporting documentation evidencing activation as
may be required by the Board prior to renewal of any license pursuant to this
Tenn. Comp. R. &
filed November 17, 2016; effective 2/15/2017.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
62-6-513, and 4-3-1304.