Pre-certification is the process to convert a Salvage Certificate to a "Rebuilt" title. Once a total loss of 75% or more of a vehicle's value is determined by the insurance company, a Salvage Certificate must be obtained. See Application for Salvage or Non-Repairable Certificate. A Salvage vehicle cannot be driven on the roads until the pre-certification process has been completed. If the Salvage Certificate has already been obtained, complete the Application for Motor Vehicle Identification Certification for Rebuilt Vehicles to complete the rebuilt process.
More information: Salvage, Non-repairable and Rebuilt Vehicles, Salvage Certificates and Rebuilt Vehicles.
Reference: Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-3-201(9).