Teacher Licensure



Teacher Licensure

Shane Carter

For assistance with EDCS, Licensed Personnel Report and Fall/Spring Vacancy Report
Leslie Bruton

Operations-for assistance with training on all aspects of licensure
Joe Midgley

Licensure questions
Nikk Nelson

Christa Chesmore

Education Program Consultants 

Brea Cudney Christian

Public Service Administrators

Cindy Coleman

Luke McClurg

Myra Stithem

Fingerprint assistance:

Jessica Apodaca

Administrative Assistant 

General questions:

Educator Evaluation 

Higher Education and Educator Preparation 


  • Ed Kalas
    Mentoring Plan Review and Approval


Office/Building Hours:
M-F 8am - 5pm

Send all mail to:

Attention: Teacher Licensure
900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Licensure Operator 



License Forms

License Application Forms

Form 1

  • Initial (teaching, specialist, leadership)
  • Standard Substitute
  • One-year nonrenewable
  • Add Endorsement (If adding endorsement by testing only, Use Form 22)

Form 2:

  • Out of state
  • Out of Country

Form 3a: Renew of Professional License

Form 3b: Upgrade one-year nonrenewable or transitional 

Form 3c: Transitional (Kansas License expired over six months)

Form 4: Provisional License (Completing Kansas Program)

Form 5: Standard Substitute 

Form 8: Emergency Substitute

Form 9: Restricted (Kansas Alternative Route)

Form 10: STEM

Form 11: Accomplished License (National Board Certified Teachers ONLY)

Form 19: Upgrade Initial School Psychologist or Direct Entry School Counselor

Form 20: Renew initial teaching, school specialist or school leadership (NOT Professional)

Form 21: Upgrade initial teaching, school specialist, school leadership to Professional

Form 22: Add new teaching endorsement by testing

Form 24: Limited apprentice license

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