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Instructions for Initial License Online Application for Graduates of Kansas Programs

Step 1 - Register for a Login

Before you can fill-out and submit you application you must register a user name and password. To register, do the following:

  1. Access the authenticated public applications website 
  2. Click on the "Register" button to display the "KSDE User Registration Form" 
  3. Follow the steps to complete the registration process 

Step 2 - Complete the Application Form 1

To complete your application, do the following:

  1. Access the authenticated public applications website
  2. Enter your user name and password, then click the "Login" button.  NOTE: If you forget your password, click the "Forgot Your Password? " link and answer the questions. 
  3. Once you have successfully logged in, you will see the "KSDE Web Applications" page. Click on the "License Application" menu option to access Form 1 - Initial License or Added Endorsement. 
  4. Fill in the Form. 
  5. If you want to keep a copy of your application form for your files, choose the print button at the bottom of the page. 

Step 3 - Submit the Completed Form to Your University

  1. Choose the submit button at the bottom of the page when you are ready to submit. Your application will be sent to your university to complete the process. When the college / university completes their part, they will forward it to KSDE. 

Step 4 - Submit Application Fee to KSDE

  1. As soon as your college / university submits your completed application to KSDE, you will be notified by email with complete instructions on how to submit the application fee. 


The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Check 
  • Credit Card 
  • Money Order 
  • Electronic Check  
An application is not acceptable without the fee and will not be processed until the fee is received. 
To start the online application process, go to:  https://online.ksde.org/authenticationpublic/login.aspx 


Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller

Assistant Director
Susan Helbert

Licensure Consultants

Christa Chesmore
For questions regarding Emergency Substitute Licenses


For all other inquiries, please contact the consultant according to the last four digits of your social security number:

Jenna Cook

Nikk Nelson

Diana Stephan
0000-0999; 8000-9999


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