Soil Scientist applicants must submit an application online at core.tn.gov or by mail and a $400 fee along with proof that the applicant met the following requirements:
To be eligible for a certificate of licensure as a professional soil scientist, an applicant shall:
- Be a graduate of an accredited college or university with a bachelor of science degree or higher in soils, agronomy or a closely related field, with successful completion of 15 hours of course work in soil science.
- Have at least 3 years of soil science professional experience.
- Fundamentals Only Exam
You are required to submit the following with your application to practice as Professional Soil Scientist in Tennessee:
1. "Initial Application for Soil Scientist Licensure" Application (CORE or PDF)
a. A certified copy of college transcripts, along with a course reporting form
b. Current Employment Information
c. Sole Proprietorship, Partnership or Corporation Disclosure Form
3. Fee, $400
a. Application Fee, $300
b. License Fee, $100
Once you have met all application requirements, you can apply for a license online. Please click the following link, CORE.
View a video demonstration on how to create an account.
Click here to view a video demonstration on how to apply for a license online (after your account has been created).