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Notice of Effective Date for New Rules for Regulatory Boards, Board of Accountancy, Architects and Engineers, Auctioneer Commission, Collection Service Board, Contractors Board, Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, Burial Services, Geology, Home Inspectors, Land Surveyors, Locksmiths, Motor Vehicle Commission, Private Probation, Real Estate Appraisers, Scrap Metals Registration, Soil Scientist Licensing, Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Debt Management Companies, Credit Service Businesses, Board of Court Reporters, Athletic Commission, Auctioneer Licensees, Real Estate Commission, Scrap Metal 1 07/29/2022

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Notice of Effective Date for New Rules for the
Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Regulatory Boards

Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-1306(d), you are receiving this notice because you have elected to receive notification by e-mail of certain changes or potential changes to the law applicable to your profession.

The Assistant Commissioner for Regulatory Boards (“Assistant Commissioner”) approved the proposed rules at the rulemaking hearing conducted on Monday, June 13, 2022. The rules were filed with the Secretary of State on July 26, 2022 and will become effective on October 24, 2022. The rules have been filed as Rulemaking Hearing Rules and will be promulgated ninety (90) days from the filing date.

This rule allows members of the United States armed forces and honorably discharged veterans to obtain credit towards licensure for programs listed in Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-3-1304(a) under the Regulatory Boards Division for equivalent military training. The rule provides a process and acceptable documentation evidencing proof of eligibility along with a procedure for the appeal to the Commissioner for any denial of equivalent training towards licensure.

A full copy of these rules can be viewed online at:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules, please contact Anna D. Matlock, Associate General Counsel, at (615) 741-3072 or electronically at

Dept. of Commerce & Insurance | 500 James Robertson Pkwy | Nashville, TN 37243-0565
(615) 741-2241
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