CHANGE IN FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE
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.
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:
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You must use the Kansas preformatted card (FBI, FD258). Only one card is required.
1. Fill out the card:
2. Have your prints taken: A qualified law enforcement officer or fingerprint specialist must take your fingerprints.
3. Background check fee:
4. Mail the card and the fee:
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 106
Topeka, KS 66612
KSDE Fingerprint Processing
Fingerprint processes have been affected by the COVID virus. Contact your local law enforcement center or fingerprinting entity to schedule a fingerprint appointment, do so as soon as possible. Do not wait for your fingerprints to complete your application, upload supporting documents, and submit your application fee. This will allow us time to process your license application and will save time when fingerprinting processes resume.
You only need to request a fingerprint packet from KSDE if your local law enforcement center or fingerprinting entity does not have the FD258 card. Check with them before you order.
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