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Board of Examiners

Examiners come from all industry sectors across the state of Tennessee and the Southeast. They will tell you they applied for the board because they were looking for an unparalleled professional challenge that would expand their knowledge base, enhance their personal effectiveness, connect them with like-minded professionals, and sharpen their competitive edge. In addition, they like the idea that they play a key role in making Tennessee and the Southeast a better place to live and work.


The Examiner x Awards Cycle

Members of the TNCPE Board of Examiners serve for a one year period in a variety of roles:  examiners, ambassadors, editors, leaders, coaches, and other volunteer activities. While there are opportunities for examiners to serve year round, the majority of an examiner’s work occurs between June – October.

Board of Examiner Applications Due

Submit your application to the Board of Examiners.

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Online Examiner Orientation

A half-day online orientation is required for 1st year examiners and recommended for 2nd year examiners.

June + July
Examiner Training

Examiners attend either an online or in-person training series with training locations at different dates across Tennessee and North Carolina.

Independent Review

Examiners are placed on teams and conduct their independent award application reviews.

Consensus, Site Visit, Scoring + Final Report

Most examiners participate in a team consensus meeting, conduct a site visit, complete the scoring process, and write the final report.

Award Recommendations + Final Reports

The Panel of Judges meets to finalize award recommendations and final reports are distributed to applicants.

TNCPE Excellence Conference & Celebration

Examiners attend the Annual Excellence Celebration as a guest of TNCPE to celebrate award recipients and a job well done!

The 2023 Examiner Calendar

Online Examiner Orientation

Required for 1st year examiners, recommended for 2nd year examiners.

May 9, 2023 // 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. CT/ 9:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

May 11, 2023 // 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT/ 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

May 17, 2023 // 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT/ 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

May 18, 2023 // 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT/ 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Examiner training

Examiners attend either an online or in-person training series.

Knoxville + Oak Ridge

June 13-15 // 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, Each Day


June 20-22 // 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT, Each Day

(Please note:  this virtual training is being offered for those examiner candidates with travel restrictions. We ask that you select an in-person training and reserve the virtual option for those who are physically unable to attend an in-person training.)


June 27 – 29 // 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT, Each Day

Asheville, NC

June 27-29 // 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Each Day


July 11-13 // 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT, Each Day

Lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. If this describes you, becoming a TNCPE Examiner is a great way to fulfill your personal pursuit of knowledge and equally as important, cultivate a growth mindset..


– Ocpivia Stafford, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare –

Being an examiner with TNCPE is one of the best things I’ve done – for my career, for my personal life. It definitely opens up your mind to continuous improvement. I learned so much. There’s so many resources with TNCPE. It’s not just being an examiner for that one time, it is everything else that is involved..


– Leslie Blevins, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services –

Having been an examiner for the last two years, it’s a journey in itself. I’m still learning. I’m still getting ‘A-ha!’ moments… But I think it’s such a professional growth opportunity that I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to do it.


– Buffy Key, Cookeville Regional Medical Center –


Apply to the Board of Examiners

For a deep dive into the examiner experience, please read through the Examiner General Information.  This will offer insight for prospective examiners, including details about the examiner timeline, our expectations, our code of ethics, and procedures.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our office.

Examiner Training Fees

The 2023 Examiner training fees

  • First year examiner // $595
  • Second year examiner // $395
  • Third year examiner and above // No charge

After an examiner has completed two full years on the Board of Examiners, they will not be charged for the examiner training course.

Ready to join this excellent group of leaders?

Stay up to date with the Board of Examiners Application cycle!