TNCPE’s vision is to be a trusted partner and regional resource in achieving performance excellence. Our members help make this happen. Since 1993, more than 1,400 organizations have used the TNCPE process and 3,000 examiners have received extensive training in the Baldrige Excellence Framework. In total, well over half a million employees have been positively impacted by TNCPE, the premier state quality award program in the U.S. TNCPE membership firmly states your commitment to organizational excellence and economic development in Tennessee and across the Southeast.

Current TNCPE Members

Member Benefits

When you become a TNCPE member, you demonstrate to your customers and employees that you are committed to the TNCPE mission and principles of performance excellence. Member benefits include:

  • Demonstration of a commitment to excellence,
  • Knowledge sharing on performance improvement topics through the quarterly TNCPE member newsletter,
  • Opportunities for education and learning through discounted training and conference registrations,
  • Privilege of participating in the Level 2, 3 or 4 evaluation and feedback process at any time during the year; while off-cycle applications are not eligible for an award, they will be fully reviewed by a team of TNCPE examiners, and the organization will receive a detailed feedback report,
  • Discounted TNCPE Award Program application and site visit fees,
  • Access to custom training from experts who can speak on a variety of performance improvement tools and techniques,
  • Recognition in TNCPE materials and recognition and link on the TNCPE website.

Detailed corporate and membership benefits by level can be found HERE.

How to Join Us


You can become a TNCPE member today by completing a Membership Form (below), or by calling us directly between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST at (615) 889-8323.

For a third-party profile of our program, leadership and finances, please consult GivingMatters

Visit our Get Involved page to learn about other ways you can help TNCPE fulfill its mission.

Become a TNCPE member

Corporate Membership Levels

  • Platinum - $25,000, Over 5,000 employees
  • Gold*- $15,000, Up to 5,000 employees
  • Silver* - $10,000, Up to 2,500 employees
  • Bronze* - $ 5,000, Up to 1,000 employees
  • Brass - $2,500, Up to 500 employees
  • Copper  $1,000, Up to 100 employees
  • Zinc - $500, Fewer than 25 employees

*These levels may be recognized as Platinum by making a multi-year pledge totaling $25,000 or more.

Individual Membership Levels

  • Three-Star Member - $1,000
  • Two-Star Member - $500
  • One-Star Member - $300
  • Member - $100
  • Friend - $25 - $99

TNCPE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

2525 Perimeter Place Drive, Suite 122. Nashville, TN 37214-3773. (615) 889-8323.