Educator Licensure & Preparation

Henry County School System

Educator Licensure Assistance

Who do I contact at the district office when I have questions about my teaching license?

Dr. Renea Wade 


  • Licensure renewal

  • Licensure advancement

  • Tenure

  • General licensure questions

  • TN Compass troubleshooting

  • New Hire licensure check

Educator Licensure & Preparation

The Department of Education works to issue licenses efficiently to Tennessee educators in accordance with legislative codes and state board rules and regulations and policies. The office of educator licensure and preparation is responsible for the issuance of all Tennessee educator licenses, and approval of educator preparation programs.

 To apply for a new Tennessee license or take action on a current license, visit TNCompass. First-time users will need to register for an account. All licensure transactions (e.g., apply, advance, renew, etc.) must be submitted electronically through TNCompass. The department no longer accepts paper applications. To have your credentials evaluated for Tennessee licensure eligibility, please submit the desired transaction in TNCompass for review by a licensure specialist.

Licensure and Preparation FAQs

Answers to common licensure questions are available on the TDOE FAQ page.

PDP FAQ for Educators

Answers to common Professional Development Points questions are available on the TDOE PDP FAQ page.​​​​​​​

Contact the Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation

Licensure Inquiries:

Preparation Inquiries:

Licensure Call Center: (615) 532-4885

Fax: (615) 532-1448

Mailing Address:

9th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243

TDOE:  Educator License & Preparation website, please click here.