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Adding an Endorsement by Testing Requirements

The following are the requirements for adding an endorsement by testing:
  1. You must hold a currently valid Kansas teaching license.
  2. You must receive a passing score on the appropriate content assessment.
  3. Have your content assessment score sent electronically to KSDE. Our recipient code is 7270.

Certain endorsements cannot be added by testing and can only be added through the completion of an approved Kansas Program.  The following program cannot be added by testing:

  1. Early Childhood
  2. Early Childhood Unified
  3. Elementary Education
  4. School Leadership
  5. School Specialist
  6. Special Education            
    1. High Incidence (formally known as adaptive)
    2. Low Incidence (formally known as functional)
    3. Gifted
    4. Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    5. Visually Impaired

Ready to Apply

Before you can fill-out and submit any online application, you must register a user name and password to be used for this application process.  Remember this user name and password if you want to pay electronically when it is time to pay!
Steps for completing an online application: 
  1. Click on the register button to display the KSDE User Registration Form.
  2. Follow the steps to complete the registration process.
  3. Log in with the username and password you created to see the KSDE Web Applications link.
  4. Click on the “License Application” menu option to access the application form you need.
  5. Fill in the form and submit.
  6. You can monitor the progress of your application using the Educator License Lookup.
*Do not log-in with the username and password you may use to access KEEP or other KSDE authenticated applications.

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Licensure Operator 

Interim Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Susan Helbert

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Susan Helbert

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Jeannette Nobo

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Jessica Noble

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