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,
  • Opportunities for education and learning through discounted training and conference registrations,
  • Discounted TNCPE Award Program application and site visit fees,
  • Access to customized trainings and consultation from experts who can speak on a variety of performance improvement tools and techniques,
  • Recognition in TNCPE materials and on the website.

Learn more about the corporate and individual membership benefits by level.

Member Benefits

How to Join Us


You can become a TNCPE member today by completing a Membership Form (below), or by emailing us at

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


Already a TNCPE Member? 

We want to thank you very much for your support of TNCPE! You are a significant part of the success of our progam. We hope you are enjoying all of the exclusive benefits we offer to our members. 

Would you like to renew your membership online? This is a great way to keep your member benefits active! 

Renew Your tnCPE Membership

Visit our Get Involved page to learn about our programs and services to help you and your organization THRIVE! 

Corporate Membership Levels

  • Platinum - $25,000 (recommended for organization's with more than 5,000 employees)
  • Gold*- $15,000 (recommended for organization's with up to 5,000 employees)
  • Silver* - $10,000 (recommended for organization's with up to 2,500 employees)
  • Bronze* - $ 5,000 (recommended for organization's with up to 1,000 employees)
  • Brass - $2,500 (recommended for organization's with up to 500 employees)
  • Copper  $1,000 (recommended for organization's with up to 100 employees)
  • Zinc - $500 (recommended for organization's 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.

PO Box 101310 Nashville, TN 37224. 615-532-4590.