Renewal Timeframe & Requirements

Christine Marotteck -

Renewal notices are mailed 90 days prior to the license expiration date to the address listed on file. Please allow 30 days to process a renewal once received by our office; there is not an expedited process in place. Licensees have the option to renew online in their account at core.tn.gov

 

Contractor

  • Renewal Application (CORE or PDF)
  • Certificate of Insurance for General Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation (or exemption registration unless claiming the handyman exemption) 
  • Financial Statement
    • Contractors with a monetary limit of $3 million or less may self-prepare their balance sheet and a template is available on our website here.
  • Renewal Fee, $200
    • Grace Period = 12 months
      • When you renew during the grace period, you are charged a late fee of $20 per month. 

Home Improvement

Home Improvement Contractors will need to upload and attach the Bond continuation and Certificate of Insurance for General Liability as well as Workers’ Compensation (or their exemption registration unless claiming the handyman exemption). 

  • Renewal Application (CORE or PDF)
  • Proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation 
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility - in the amount of $10,000 (ex. surety bond, cash bond, etc.)
  • Renewal Fee, $200
    • Grace Period = 3 months
      • When you renew during the grace period, you are charged a late fee of $10 per month. 

Limited Licensed Electrician (LLE)

  • Renewal Application (CORE or PDF)
  • Renewal Fee, $50
    • Grace Period = 3 months
      • When you renew during the grace period, you are charged a late fee of $10 per month. 

Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP)

  • Renewal Application (CORE or PDF)
  • Renewal Fee, $50
    • Grace Period = 3 months
      • When you renew during the grace period, you are charged a late fee of $10 per month.

 

**If the license has the BC-A license classification CE is required. Please see CLICK HERE for information on requirements. 

Licensees DO NOT have a grace period to continue working whenever their license expires. However, they do keep renewal rights for up to three (3) months, with the exception of Contractors, to renew with late fees before they are required to reinstate through the new application process.  Contractors have 12 months before losing renewal rights, however, cannot continue to perform work while the license is expired. Contractors also have the option to place their license in Retirement to keep renewal rights.  For more requirements and forms, please visit our Forms and Downloads website.

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