Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1370-01-.09 - RENEWAL OF LICENSE OR REGISTRATION
(1) Renewal Application.
(a) The due date for license renewal is the expiration date indicated on the renewal certificate.
(b) Methods of Renewal
1. Internet Renewals - Individuals may apply for renewal and pay the necessary fees via the Internet. The application to renew can be accessed at:
2. Paper Renewals - For individuals who have not renewed their license or registration online via the Internet, a renewal application form will be mailed to each individual licensed or registered by the Board to the last address provided to the Board. Failure to receive such notification does not relieve the licensee or registrant from the responsibility of meeting all requirements for renewal.
(c) To be eligible for license or registration renewal, an individual must submit to the Board's Administrative Office on or before the due date for renewal all of the following:
1. A completed Renewal Application form;
2. The renewal and state regulatory fees as provided in Rule 1370-01-.06; and
3. Attestation on the Renewal Application form to indicate and certify completion of continuing education requirements pursuant to Rule 1370-01-.12.
(d) Licensees and registrants who fail to comply with the renewal rules or notification received by them concerning failure to timely renew shall have their licenses or registrations processed pursuant to Rule 1200-10-01-.10.
(2) Exemption from Licensure or Registration Renewal - A licensee or registrant who does not plan to practice in Tennessee and who therefore does not intend to use the title 'Speech Language Pathologist' or 'Audiologist' or any title which conveys to the public that he is currently licensed or registered by this Board may apply to convert an active license or registration to retired, or inactive, status. These licensees must comply with the requirements of Rule 1370-01-.11.
(3) Reinstatement of an Expired License or Registration.
(a) Licensees and registrants who fail to comply with the renewal rules or notification received by them concerning failure to timely renew shall have their licensure processed pursuant to Rule 1200-10-01-.10.
(b) Licensees and registrants who wish to reinstate a license or registration that has been expired for five (5) years or less shall meet the following conditions:
1. Payment of the renewal fee and state regulatory fees, pursuant to Rule 1370-01.06; and
2. Payment of the late renewal fee, pursuant to Rule 1370-01-.06, which shall not exceed twice the renewal fee; and
3. Provide documentation of successfully completing continuing education requirements for every year the license or registration was expired, pursuant to Rule 1370-01-.12.
4. License and registration reinstatement applications hereunder shall be treated as license and registration applications, and review and decisions shall be governed by Rule 1370-01-.07.
(c) Licensees and registrants who wish to reinstate a license or registration that has been expired for more than five (5) years shall be required to reapply for licensure in accordance with applicable laws and rules of the Board. As part of the application, the licensee or registrant shall include documentation of current ASHA certification or equivalent and documentation of having successfully completed continuing education requirements for each year the license or registration was expired pursuant to Rule 1370-01-.12.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-107, 63-17-105, 63-17-116, 63-17-116(e), and 63-17-128.
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