Before you apply or renew a License...
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 to order 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).
Application processing time is 6-8 weeks.
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
Restricted Career and Technical Education Certificate
Send all mail to:
Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
For questions regarding Emergency Substitute License, Renewal of a Professional License, Initial Teaching licenses,and added endorsements please contact:
For all other inquiries, please contact:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by 785-296-3201.