*Important: Please note application processing fees are not refundable. Ensure you select and submit the correct application. If you have questions regarding an application, please contact the Teacher Licensure team at TLALicense@ksde.org.
You must submit one fingerprint card and a $50 fee for the purpose of a KBI and FBI background clearance if:
If you are downloading an initial out-of-state or out-of-country application, you will need 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).
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:
Application for Graduates from KANSAS College/University Programs to Apply for:
Out-of-State Application for a Kansas License
Review Requirements and Access Form
Standard Substitute Application - Initial substitute license for completers of a teacher preparation program outside of Kansas, OR renewal of the Kansas Standard Substitute license.
NOT to be used for Emergency Substitute application. Please see Form 8 below.
Restricted Career and Technical Education Certificate
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The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at email@example.com or by 785-296-3204.