Tennessee Painter License

• 18 April 2020

Tennessee Licensing Overview for a Painter

Licensing for a painter in Tennessee is controlled by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

General Guidelines for a Painter in Tennessee

Specific requirements to perform painter services can generally be used as a guideline statewide, but make sure to check with your local government for rules and regulations specific to your area.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a painter license?

If the jobs cost more than $25,000, then a contractor’s license is required. In order to be licensed, the following documentation is required:

• Proof of General Liability and Workers Compensation insurance
• Proof of financial capacity

What’s the state licensing site for a painter?

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

What are some training programs available for a painter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

License expires every 3 months

What are fees associated with licensing?


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