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The Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA) team is responsible for issuing educator licenses, overseeing Kansas K12 accreditation, facilitating the review of educator training programs at all Kansas institutions of higher education and coordinating a process for those institutions that leads to accreditation by the Kansas State Board of Education, and coordinating and supporting professional learning. TLA also houses the Kansas Volunteer Commission, which directs effective national service programs, leads disability inclusion initiatives, and volunteer management training.


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Emergency Substitute License Temporary Modification - Sunday, June 26, 2022

At the June 15, 2022 meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education moved to allow for a temporary modification to the Emergency Substitute License.


Temporary Expanded Qualification: Expires Dec. 31, 2022

  • Individuals possessing only a high school diploma:
    • Must complete Greenbush online substitute training modules;


  • Must present verification of hire from a local school district.


License Limitations:

  • License is non-transferable, limited to the local school district listed on the license.
  • Individual may serve no more than 15 consecutive days in the same assignment.


Application Process:

  • Online application is under construction and not available at this time.
  • Application will require a $60 processing fee.
  • Applicants will need to submit fingerprints and a $50 background processing fee.
    • Individuals who previously received a TEAL license are not required to re-submit fingerprints.


Required Greenbush Substitute Training Modules:


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

Send all mail to:

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66612

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