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Renewal of Professional License Requirements

Renewal of Kansas Professional License Chart  Click Here
Renewal of Kansas Professional License Chart 
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
    development plan.
  • If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 60 professional development points.

OR

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.

OR

  • If completing a program to add a new teaching, school specialist or school leadership endorsement, apply eight semester credit hours of the approved program towardsrenewal.

OR

  • 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.

OR

  • Complete all components of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment for National Board Certification.

OR

  • To move to an accomplished teaching license, achieve National Board Certification

 

Applicants Living Out of State:

When Kansas License is Currently Valid

  • (See above)

OR

  • 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 Diana Stephan at 785-296-2280 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 Diana Stephan at 785-296-2280 for more information.

OR

  • 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).

OR

  • Wait until you move back to Kansas and then work with a local professional development council to earn professional development points for renewal

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Office/Building Hours
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Licensure Operator 
785-296-2288

Director
Scott Myers
smyers@ksde.org

Assistant Director Licensure
Susan Helbert
785-296-2289
shelbert@ksde.org

Assistant Director Accreditation and Educator Evaluation
Bill Bagshaw
785-296-2198
bbagshaw@ksde.org

Kansas Volunteer Commission,
Executive Director
Brittany Crabtree
785-296-8447
bcrabtree@ksde.org

 

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Questions about this page contact:
TJ Boeckman
785-296-4073
tboeckman@ksde.org

Jan Williams
785-296-8012
jwilliams@ksde.org

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