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License Applications

Before you apply or renew a License...

  • All applicants for an initial Kansas license must submit one fingerprint card for the purpose of a KBI and FBI background clearance report.
  • One fingerprint card is also required for applicants whose most recent Kansas certificate/license has expired.
  • 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 as 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.

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  Initial or added endorsement for Kansas graduates Apply Online  Requirements
Form 2  Initial Out-of-Country Application Print Here Requirements
Form 2  Initial Out-of-State Application  Print Here Requirements 
Form 3a  Renewal of Professional License Application  Print Here Requirements 
Form 3b Upgrade an Exchange or TN License Application Print Here Requirements
Form 3c  Transitional License  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 4a  Out-of-State Provisional Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 5  Standard Substitute Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 8  Renewal of Emergency Substitute License  Apply Online  Requirements 
Form 8a  Initial Emergency Substitute Application 2014-2015 School Year  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 11  Accomplished License Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 14  All Level Building Leadership Application Print Here  Requirements 
Form 19  Upgrade to Professional Leadership or School Specialist based on Internship   Print Here  Requirements 
Form 20  Initial Renewal Application  Print Here  Requirements 
Form 21  Upgrade to a Professional Teaching, School Specialist or School Leadership license based on Mentoring  Print Here  Requirements
Form 22  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

Licensure Consultants
Lori Adams

Krista Beckley

Shane Carter

Jenna Cook

Sungti Hsu (restricted only)

Nikk Nelson

Diana Stephan

Questions about this page contact:
TJ Boeckman


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