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Standard Substitute License Requirements

Standard Substitute License:

  1. Must hold a degree and have completed a teacher preparation program in order to qualify.
  2. All applicants for an initial Kansas license must submit one fingerprint card for the purpose of a KBI and FBI background clearance report.  

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Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller

Assistant Director
Susan Helbert

Licensure Consultants

Christa Chesmore
For questions regarding Emergency Substitute Licenses


Shane Carter
For questions regarding renewal of a five-year professional license (Form 3a).


For all other inquiries, please contact:

Diana Stephan


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