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Experience Requirements for Licensure Advancement

To advance from an initial license (transitional, apprentice, practitioner) to the professional license, teachers and school service personnel must demonstrate three years of experience working in an appropriate pre-K-12 instructional setting. The experience no longer must include 10 months in a Tennessee public school.  

Educators may submit experience not reflected in TNCompass, including experience outside of Tennessee, using the Experience Verification form. Additional guidance and the Experience Verification form is available here.