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License Applications

Before you apply or renew a License...

You must submit one fingerprint card and a $50 fee for the purpose of a KBI and FBI background clearance if:
  • You are applying for your first Kansas license
  • Your most recent Kansas certificate/license has expired
  • You have never submitted a fingerprint card or fee as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license

If you are downloading an initial out-of-state or out-of-country application, you will need to order a fingerprint card.
Always review the license requirements before applying or renewing
If you are downloading an initial out-of-state or out-of-country application, you will need to order a fingerprint card.
Always review the license requirements before applying or renewing.

Check your current credential at License Lookup. (Use of the incorrect renewal application may result in submission of incorrect renewal requirements and/or delay in processing).
Application processing time is 6-8 weeks.

 

Announcements

NEW»» Fingerprint Requirement Change Effective November 15, 2014
At their September 2014 meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education adopted regulation changes regarding requirements for a fingerprint based records check. These changes will affect veteran educators who have never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license issued by the Kansas State Department of Education.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15, 2014:
Any person submitting any of the following will ALSO be required to submit AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, a complete set of fingerprints and the required fee:
  • An application for the first Kansas certificate or license;
  • An application for renewal of an expired Kansas certificate or license; or
  • NEW»» An application for renewal of a valid Kansas certificate or license, if the person has never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license.
    Read frequently asked questions...

Application Forms and License Requirements

Send all mail to:

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 106
Topeka, KS 66612

Form 1

Application for Graduates from KANSAS College/University Programs to Apply for:

    • Initial Teaching License
    • Initial School Specialist License (School Counselor, School Psychologist, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist)
    • Initial School Leadership License (District or Building Level)
    • Added Endorsement(s) to an Existing License That Required Completing an Approved Program (If adding a teaching endorsement by testing only, use Form 22)
    • Standard Substitute License
    • One-Year Nonrenewable License
Apply Online  Requirements
Form 2  Out-of-Country Application for a Kansas License Print Here Requirements
Form 2  Out-of-State Application  for a Kansas License Review Requirements and Access Form
Form 3a  Application to Renew a Professional (Five-Year) License Print Here Requirements 
Form 3b Upgrade an Exchange or One-Year Nonrenewable License Application Print Here Requirements
Form 3c  Transitional License  Print Here Requirements 
Form 4  Provisional License  Apply Online  
Form 4a  Out-of-State Provisional Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 5  Standard Substitute Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 6a Restricted Career an Technical Education Certificate Print Here  
Form 6e Career and Technical Education (CTE) Specialized Certificate Print Here Requirements 
Form 8  Renewal of Emergency Substitute License  Apply Online  Requirements 
Form 8a  Initial Emergency Substitute Application 2015-2016 School Year  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 9  Restricted License Application  Apply Online  Requirements 
Form 10 STEM License Application Print Here  Requirements 
Form 11  Accomplished License Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 14  All Level Building Leadership Application Print Here  Requirements 
Form 19  Upgrade an Initial School Psychologist or Direct Entry School Counselor License to a Professional License Based on Internship   Apply Online  Requirements 
Form 20  Renew an Initial Teaching, School Specialist, or School Leadership License Review Requirements and Access Form  
Form 21  Upgrade an Initial Teaching, School Specialist or School Leadership License to a Professional License Based on Mentoring  Print Here Requirements
Form 22  Add a New Teaching Endorsement by Testing Print Here Requirements
Form  Name and/or Change of Address Print Here  
Form  Verification of Experience  Print Here   

Assistant Director
Susan Helbert
785-296-2289

Licensure Consultants

Please contact the appropriate consultant matching the last four digits of your social security number as identified below.

Krista Beckley
1000-3999

785-296-1105
kbeckley@ksde.org

Jenna Cook
4000-6999

785-296-5138
jecook@ksde.org

Nikk Nelson
7000-8999

785-291-3371
nnelson@ksde.org

Diana Stephan
0000-0999 and 9000-9999

785-296-2280
dstephan@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact:
Jan Williams
785-296-8012
jwilliams@ksde.org

 

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