How do I apply for an locksmith apprentice license?

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I. Initial Locksmith Apprentice Application [CORE]

II. Attachments

1. Acceptable Form of Identification (Proof that applicant is sixteen (16) years old.)

2. Receipt for Electronically Scanned Fingerprints

3. Criminal Record Statements and Documents

i. Statements of any criminal records in each area where the applicant has resided.

ii. 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.

iii. Persons convicted of offenses involving fraud or theft shall not be entitled to registration as a locksmith apprentice. 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.

4. Digital Front Color Passport Style Photograph

i. Must be taken within the preceding three (3) months

5. Listing of Locksmiths Employed by Registered Locksmith Company

6. Locksmith Company Affiliation

i. All locksmith apprentices registered in Tennessee must be employed by a Registered Locksmith Company.

III. Fee, $75

i. Application Fee: $50 

ii. License Fee: $25 


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 registration will be held in a "pending" status not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of application. Failure to respond to any written notification will result in the closure of the application.

It is the registrant's responsibility to know and understand the laws and rules regulating locksmiths in the State of Tennessee.

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