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Licensure Reporting

Beginning July 22, 2019, Licensure Discipline Reports (including the Initial Director’s Report, Final Report and any investigative materials/additional documentation) must be submitted to the Tennessee State Board of Education through TNCompass, instead of mail, email or fax. This information must be submitted in TNCompass through a Disciplinary Holds wizard as a request for a hold. This action may only be completed by a Director of Schools or their designee in TNCompass. Once information is submitted in TNCompass, State Board of Education attorneys will review the hold request to determine if a hold on the educator’s license is warranted. The Director of Schools or their designee and the educator will receive an email notifying them whether or not a hold has been placed on the educator’s license.

A step-by-step guide to submitting the Initial Director’s Report, Final Report and supporting documentation through the Disciplinary Holds wizard in TNCompass can be found below. Updated reporting forms for use when submitting a hold request in TNCompass are also located below.

The State Board and TDOE Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation will continue to accept Initial Director’s and Final reports and additional documentation via fax, e-mail or mail during a transition period from July 22, 2019 until September 1, 2019. After September 1, 2019, if submitting reports and supporting documentation via TN Compass is not accessible or feasible due to your school district’s resources or extenuating circumstances, please contact the State Board’s attorneys or paralegal for further assistance and guidance at (615) 741-2966. If you encounter technical issues using TNCompass, please contact (877) 314-1412.

If your investigative materials/additional documentation includes audio or video recordings, those can be submitted to the State Board’s paralegal, Jacob Williams, via email at or to the State Board’s address to attention of Jacob Williams.