Tennessee Compulsory Attendance Form

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, all applicants under the age of 18 must prove that they are enrolled in school and making satisfactory progress. If they have already graduated, they must bring their high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate with them when they apply. If not, they need to ask their school to complete a Certificate of Compulsory School Attendance and take the original part of this form with them to a driver’s license station. The form is valid for only 30 days. Please Note: If you do not go within the 30 days allotted, a parent or guardian will have to request the TN Compulsory Attendance Form in person. If a student 15 years of age or older drops out of school or fails to make satisfactory academic progress (failing more than three courses), the school is required to notify the Department of Safety who will suspend the student’s license.

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