Certification

 

The application for certification process has changed. Please review the information below.

Kentucky Application Instructions

  1. Go to the EPSB Main Page.

  2. You will need to close the pop-up message about clicking on the green KECS button to apply for or renew your certification.

  3. You may want to review the Frequently Asked Questions section (upper right-hand corner) for steps and screenshots regarding logging in.

  4. Log in using the link on the left-hand side of the screen in the green box.

  5. Create an account if you do not already have one.

  6. Once logged in, you can access additional help documents by clicking on the question mark symbol, "?" to the left of your name (which is on the right side of the screen).

  7. Choose "Initial KY Certification (CA-1)".

  8. Answer the questions.

  9. Complete the Out of State License element (even if you do not have an out of state license, you must complete this element).

  10. Complete the Degree element.

  11. Complete the Character and Fitness element.

  12. Email Clara Bearsby, cbearsby@murraystate.edu, that your application is ready for review.

  13. Once all elements are completed, you will receive an email that your payment can be submitted.

  1. Go to the EPSB Main Page.

  2. You will need to close the pop-up message about clicking on the green KECS button to apply for or renew your certification.

  3. You may want to review the Frequently Asked Questions section (upper right-hand corner) for steps and screenshots regarding logging in.

  4. Log in using the link on the left-hand side of the screen in the green box.

  5. Create an account if you do not already have one.

  6. Once logged in, you can access additional help documents by clicking on the question mark symbol, "?" to the left of your name (which is on the right side of the screen).

  7. Choose the appropriate option(s). If you are eligible for multiple certificates and/or Rank Change, select all that apply.

  8. Complete the Out of State License element (even if you do not have an out of state license, you must complete this element).

  9. Complete the Degree element.

  10. Complete the Character and Fitness element.

  11. Email Clara Bearsby, cbearsby@murraystate.edu, that your application is ready for review.

  12. If verification of experience is required, your school district will complete that element.

  13. Once all elements are completed, you will receive an email that your payment can be submitted.

 

Questions or need assistance?

 

The Kentucky PRAXIS requirements can be found on the ETS website. If you have tested outside of Kentucky, select the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (code 7283) and Murray State University (code 1494) to have ETS electronically submit your scores to the EPSB and Murray State. Tests taken in Kentucky should automatically be reported to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

State Certification

Certification requirements can be quite different from state to state. To help you prepare for your own state certification, this is a collection of sites or general certification office information for each state, providing certification requirements and regulations, salary ranges, application fees, employment opportunities, downloadable forms and publications, and frequently asked questions.

Click on state name for specific requirements:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

 

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