Locksmith Application, Page 2
Have you been licensed or registered as a locksmith in another state?
If yes, what state?
Has this license or registration ever been suspended or revoked?
If yes, please explain on separate sheet of paper and attach.
3. QUALIFYING EDUCATION: Training Certificates documenting the following requirements must be submitted with your application.
An applicant seeking licensure as a General Locksmith shall obtain a total of at least thirty (30) hours of basic education approved by the Commissioner.
An applicant seeking licensure under the category of Safe and Vault work shall also complete a total of eight (8) hours of education approved by the Commissioner.
An applicant seeking licensure under the category of Automotive work shall also complete a total of eight (8) hours of education approved by the Commissioner.
Documentation of experience in each category under application must be submitted with your application. Acceptable documentation to meet this requirement is proof of licensure in these areas from another state, letters from employer on employer's letterhead stating the applicant's experience.
An applicant seeking licensure as a General Locksmith shall also obtain at least forty (40) hours of experience prior to submitting an application for licensure.
An applicant seeking licensure under the category of Safe and Vault work shall also obtain ten (10) hours of experience in this area prior to submitting an application for licensure.
An applicant seeking licensure under the category of Automotive work shall also obtain ten (10) hours of experience in this area prior to submitting an application for licensure.
STATEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS:
Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-11-112(a)(7) requires that all applicants provide a statement of all criminal records where the applicant has resided. Persons convicted of offenses involving fraud or theft shall not be entitled to licensure as a locksmith. Persons convicted of a felony offense, persons who have been convicted of offenses involving the illegal use, possession, sale, manufacture, distribution or transportation of a controlled substance, drug, or narcotic, persons convicted of felonious assault, persons convicted of a crime involving unlawful breaking or entering, burglary, larceny or arson; or persons convicted as a habitual criminal may not be eligible for licensure, refer to Administrative Rule 0780-5-13-.02(8).
You must answer the following questions completely. Information you provide may not disqualify you for a license. However, all arrests or charges, regardless of disposition appear on record returns from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are required to provide certified documents of the final court disposition or judgement with this application, including dismissed, suspended or deferred sentences, as well as, a written explanation of the events that surrounded the charges. If the court no longer has these records on file, you must obtain a letter from the judge or court clerk stating so.
Be advised: If you check "no" to any of the following questions regarding arrests or charges and there is an arrest record listed on your TBI or FBI report, your application could be denied for a material misstatement. Misdemeanor citations and charges for "bad checks", cases where you may not have been fingerprinted and booked but were required to pay court costs or fines, are reported to the TBI and FBI as an arrest. These charges must also be disclosed on your application.
Record Expungements: If you were told that a charge or arrest would be expunged from your record, and you would not need to report the charge as an arrest, you should verify with the court clerk or your attorney that the record was expunged and that you have "no arrest record" for the charge or arrest before completing your application for licensure. Failure to report charges or arrests that were not expunged from your record and are still listed on your TBI and/or FBI report could result in the denial of your application for a material misstatement.
I Have you ever been arrested in Tennessee or any other state? f y e s , w h a t s t a t e ( s ) ? ________________________________________________________________________ Yes No