How to Apply - Soil Scientist

Jayme Morgan -

Soil Scientist applicants must submit an application online at our core website here along with a $400 fee and proof that the applicant has met the following requirements:



To be eligible for a certificate of licensure as a professional soil scientist, an applicant shall:

  1. 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 coursework in soil science.
  2. Have at least 3 years of soil science professional experience.
  3. Fundamentals Only Exam 



You are required to submit the following with your application to practice as a Professional Soil Scientist in Tennessee:

1. "Initial Application for Soil Scientist Licensure" Application (CORE or PDF) 

2. Attachments

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 

Contact an agent. Submit a request