Tennessee State Requirements

Tennessee Teaching License Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Tennessee teaching license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs. We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Tennessee teaching relicensure process.

CE vs PD -comparison

See the Tennessee Department of Education website for complete TN teacher relicensure information. 

Certification Renewal

Practitioner License

The Practitioner License is valid for three years. If an educator does not meet expectations for advancement to the Professional License, the Practitioner License may be renewed once.
- 3 years teaching is required

In order for the Practitioner License to be renewed, educators must have completed an approved educator preparation program and submitted passing scores on all required assessments (PRAXIS, etc)

Professional License

The Professional License is valid for six years. In order to renew the Professional License, educators must earn 60 Professional Development Points (PDPs).

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.