Renewing your Kentucky certification:

The following are requirements for Kentucky teacher certification renewal.
  • First 5-year Renewal:

    • Complete 15 graduate hours or half the Kentucky Continuing Education Option (CEO) requirements.
    • Get the signature of the superintendent of your employing school district verifying 3 years of teaching experience.
    • Provide Official Transcripts of credit completed
    • Include a $50 processing fee in the form of money-order or certified check to the "Kentucky State Treasurer"
    • Send to this address:
      Education Professional Standards Board
      Division of Certification
      100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
      Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

      Or request more information by contacting a representative at the Kentucky Department of Education at (502) 564-4606, or toll free at (888) 598-7667.

  • Second 5-year renewal:

    • Complete approved Master's Program, OR fifth year program, OR CEO requirements.
    • Get the signature of the superintendent of your employing school district verifying 3 years of teaching experience.
    • Provide Official Transcripts of credit completed
    • Include a $50 processing fee in the form of money-order or certified check to the "Kentucky State Treasurer"

    Send to the same address as above

  • Subsequest 5-year Renewal

    • Complete 3 years of teaching experience or 6 semester hours of additional graduate credit.
    • Include a $50 processing fee in the form of money-order or certified check to the "Kentucky State Treasurer"

    Send to the same address as above

Learn about the requirements of another state by clicking on one of the state certification links to your left.

Request information from schools by clicking on the links or school logos below.




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