Kentucky Teacher Certification Renewal

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Learn how to renew a Professional Educator Certification or reinstate a Professional Educator Certification in Kentucky

 

Teaching Certification Renewal

Once you receive your Kentucky teaching certificate, it is valid for five years. For your first renewal, you must:
  • Complete Section I of the Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate
  • Have your school superintendent complete Section II of the application, verifying that you have at least three years of full-time teaching experience within the past five years (or 6 semester hours of college credit – if selecting this option, have the college verify this)
  • Submit application renewal fee via check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer
  • Show completion of 15 graduate hours or fulfill half of the CEO (Continuing Education Option) requirements

For the second five-year renewal of your teaching certificate, you must:
  • Complete Section I of the Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate
  • Have your school superintendent complete Section II of the application, verifying that you have at least three years of full-time teaching experience within the past five years (or 6 semester hours of college credit – if selecting this option, have the college verify this)
  • Complete an approved master’s degree program (32 graduate hours) or complete the CEO requirements
  • Submit application renewal fee via check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer

For subsequent five-year renewals of your teaching certificate, you must:
  • Complete Section I of the Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate
  • Have your school superintendent complete Section II of the application, verifying that you have at least three years of full-time teaching experience within the past five years (or 6 semester hours of college credit – if selecting this option, have the college verify this)
  • Submit application renewal fee via check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer

All renewal applications and supporting documentation should be mailed to: Division of Certification, Education Professional Standards Board, 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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Reinstatement of Certification

If your teaching certificate expires and you do not renew it before the expiration date, you may still use the Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate form and simply pay the extra fee indicated on the form. You must, of course, meet all of the applicable requirements above for renewal.

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