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Applicants Living in State:
If the applicant holds a graduate degree:
- Earn 120 professional development points awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 60 professional development points.
If the applicant does not hold a graduate degree:
- Earn 160 professional development points awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan, including at least 80 points for college credit.
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 80 professional development points, including at least 40 points for college credit.
- If completing a program to add a new teaching, school specialist or school leadership endorsement, apply eight semester credit hours of the approved program towards renewal.
- Verify three years of accredited experience during the current professional license IF the applicant holds a graduate degree. This type of experience renewal may be used only twice in the applicant’s career. Choose “License Lookup” at www.ksde.org (Educator Licensure) to check how many times this option has been accessed if eligible.
- Complete all components of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment for National Board Certification.
- To move to an accomplished teaching license, achieve National Board Certification
Applicants Living Out of State:
When Kansas License is Currently Valid
- If you want to maintain your Kansas license while living out-of-state, you may work through the Licensure Review Committee as your professional development council. As a first step, you will need to complete a form to file an individual development plan with the Licensure Review Committee. Contact Jenna Cook at 785-296-5138 for more information.
When Kansas License is Expired
- You may work through the Licensure Review Committee as your professional development council to earn points as described in 1 and 2 on the left. As a first step, you will need to complete a form to file an individual development plan with the Licensure Review Committee. Contact Jenna Cook 785-296-5138 for more information.
- You may be eligible to reinstate your Kansas license as a professional license if you have been employed out-of-state in a state-accredited school system under a valid license or certificate for at least three of the last six years AND you have achieved a professional level license in that state. The reinstated license will be valid only through the validity date of the out-of-state license (or not to exceed five years).
- Wait until you move back to Kansas and then work with a local professional development council to earn professional development points for renewal
- Renewal options are always printed on a license.
- A license may be renewed not more than six months prior to the expiration date.
- Contact the local professional development council in the district in which you are employed.
- If not currently employed, you may contact the district in which you live or work for approval of an individual development plan.