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STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & INSURANCE DIVISION OF REGULATORY BOARDS LOCKSMITH LICENSING PROGRAM 500 JAMES ROBERTSON PARKWAY, 2ND FLOOR NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37243-0570 615.532.3369 FAX 615.532.2965 www.tn.gov/commerce/boards

LOCKSMITH LICENSE - APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS

REMOVE THIS PAGE BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATION - RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR YOUR RECORDS

Application Fee:

$ 75.00

License Fee:

$ 25.00

ID Card:

$ 25.00

Fingerprint Processing Fee: $ 60.00 (If this office processes your fingerprint cards)

Total Fees:

$185.00 (If this office processes your fingerprint cards) $125.00 (if fingerprints electronically processed)

  • Read and complete each portion of this application carefully.

  • Applications submitted without required documents will not be processed until all required materials are submitted.

  • All required supporting documents must be included with your application, any application which lacks required information or reflects a failure to meet any requirement for licensure will only be held in a "pending" status for sixty (60) days. If the applicant fails to respond by submitting the required documents, fees, or information within sixty (60) days of any notice from this office, the application will be closed.

  • If you fail to respond to any correspondence from this office, your application will be closed or denied.

  • It is your responsibility to know and understand the laws and rules regulating locksmiths in the State of Tennessee.

  • The photo identification card shall be carried by the licensee at all times when performing duties as a locksmith, and shall be shown upon request.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION

(1) Acceptable Identification (Proof that applicant is 18 years of age) which includes at least one (1) of the following: ’’

  • 1.

    A driver s license or non-driver s license issued by the State DMV; or

  • 2.

    A valid passport; or

  • 3.

    A resident alien card or green card; or

  • 4.

    A license or permit issued by a government agency; or

  • 5.

    If the applicant is a city, state, or federal employee, an employee identification card

  • (2)

    Two (2) completed fingerprint cards or a copy of the receipt for electronically scanned prints. Fingerprints must be rolled nail to nail by a qualified, trained technician on the fingerprint cards provided by this office. The cards must be fully completed and signed and all questions in the blocks at the top of the cards must be answered. Cards must be completed using "black" ink only.

  • (3)

    Statements of any criminal records in each area where the applicant has resided. Persons convicted of offenses involving fraud or theft shall not be entitled to licensure as a locksmith, refer to Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-11-111(a)(7). 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).

  • (4)

    Certified court documents: Applicants are required to provide certified court documents for each charge(s) or arrest(s) disclosed. Failure to submit the required court documents could result in the closure of your application.

  • (5)

    Two (2) frontal color passport-style photographs taken within the preceding three (3) months, which have your name and social security number written on the back of each photo.

  • (6)

    Proof of a valid business license for each business entity for the county and city in which the business is located, or proof of employment by an association, corporation, partnership, institution, or government agency exempt from paying privilege taxes under title 67, chapter 4 and a notarized statement that no locksmithing services are being offered directly to the public.

  • (7)

    Proof of General Liability Insurance: In accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-11-108, attach a current Certificate of Insurance as evidence of coverage of a general liability policy.

  • (8)

    Proof of a total of thirty (30) hours of basic education and eight (8) additional hours for each additional category.

  • (9)

    Proof of forty (40) hours experience in general locksmithing and ten (10) additional hours for each additional category.

  • (10)

    Examination: You must successfully complete the required examination prior to issuance of your license. If you can provide satisfactory

documentation of five (5) years of full-time locksmithing experience as of June 25, 2007, you will not be required to sit for the examination. Please refer to Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-11-111(a)(6) regarding acceptable documentation of experience.

(11) Locksmith Company Application: All locksmiths required to be licensed in Tennessee must also apply for or be employed by a Registered Locksmith Company. Please refer to Administrative Rule 0780-5-13-.03(d), and the Locksmith Company Application for additional information.

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