The Tennessee Athletic Commission is composed of five (5) members appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. **NOTE: The Commission has the authority to approve other sanctioning bodies and may do so in the future. We will update this page as others are approved. There are currently 7 sanctioning organizations that have been approved by the Commission to operate in the State of Tennessee. It is illegal to have an amateur event in Tennessee that is not sanctioned by one of the following organizations: USA Boxing, World Kickboxing Association (WKA), World Association of Kickboxing Organizations Federation (WAKO), International Sport Karate Association (ISKA), USA Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF), International Kickboxing Federation (IKF), and Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA).
General Licensing Resources
- ★ Where can I find forms pertaining to the Athletic Commission?
- Do I need a license or event permit to have an amateur boxing or MMA event?
- Do I need to fill out all forms prior to the event?
- Do I need a license to fight in an amateur event?
- If I had a license with the old Tennessee Boxing Commission is it still valid?
- What is required of the Promoter before the Professional event?
Applicant Licensing Resources
- ★ Fees
- ★ Processing Times
- How do I apply for a Boxer/Federal ID Only?
- How do I apply for a Boxer license?
- How do I apply for a Kick Boxer license?
- How do I apply for a Judge license?
- ★ What happens after I file a complaint?
- ★ How do I file a complaint to the Athletic Commission?
- ★ How do I verify if someone is licensed with the Athletic Commission?
- What can the State do if I have a legitimate grievance?
- How do I get information regarding complaints filed or disciplinary action taken against an athletic commission licensee?
- Can I file a complaint anonymously?