Licensing & Regulations

The Department of Commerce and Insurance is committed to providing Tennesseans with the best business experience. Our goal is to serve consumers by providing fair and efficient oversight of regulated industries, as well as to promote the success of individuals and small businesses through fair market places, public safety and consumer responsibility. We strive to empower professionals to make solid choices to ensure successful business practices in the state of Tennessee.

The Department of Commerce and Insurance is responsible for licensing and regulating several hundred thousand Tennesseans in their professions and businesses. We work diligently to make sure our professionals are held to a certain standard when providing services to you and your family.

Please see the menu on the left for a list of professions licensed by the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Regulatory Boards and Divisions that oversee them.

To look up an existing license or licensee:

Please see our "License Search and Verification" online application.

To obtain a license:

Please see our "One-Stop Licensing App".

To renew or manage your license:

Please see our "Comprehensive Online Regulatory & Enforcement (CORE)" system.

To change an existing license's address:

Please see our Change of Address page.