Kentucky Teaching License

Initial Certification

Candidates completing their first teaching certificate will receive a Statement of Eligibility from the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). This is issued free of charge. To apply for the Statement of Eligibility, please complete a CA-1 form.

Please submit the following for processing:

  • Completed CA-1 form,
  • Copies of passing PRAXIS exam(s) score reports (official scores should be sent to the University of Louisville),
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended including University of Louisville (Please DO NOT request UofL transcript via the National Student Clearinghouse option.)

The documents noted above must be submitted to the Education Advising and Student Services Office (room 140 of the Education Building). The certification officer will complete and sign the last page of the CA-1 form, and send the documents to the state certification office. The Statement of Eligibility (initial teaching license) will be mailed directly to the candidate from the state certification office.

Advanced Certification and Rank Change

Candidates seeking a rank change or additional certification must complete a CA-1 form.

Please submit the following for processing:

  • Completed CA-1 form,
  • Official transcript from the University of Louisville (Please DO NOT request UL transcript via the National Student Clearinghouse option)
  • Official transcripts from other colleges or universities applicable to the additional certification or rank change,
  • Copies of passing PRAXIS exam(s) score reports if applicable

The documents noted above need to be submitted to the Education Advising and Student Services Office (room 140 of the Education Building).

The new certificate/rank change will be mailed directly to the candidate from the state certification office. Fees associated with applying for a rank change or additional certification should be paid directly to the state certification office. Please go to www.kyepsb.net and click on "Pay Certification Fee" for further information and on-line payment options.

15-Hour Pay Increases

To apply for a 15-hour (towards rank II or rank I) pay increase, please complete the 15-Hour form to the Education Advising and Student Services Office. (Please do not submit this request until the grades for all 15 hours have posted)
Once the 15 hours is confirmed, it will be verified to the school district and an e-mail notification will be sent to the applicant. Please be aware that not all school districts issue 15-hour pay increases. If you are unsure, please contact the Human Resources Office of your district.

PRAXIS Testing Requirements for Certification

For the PRAXIS tests required for Kentucky teaching licenses and endorsements, please go to http://www.ets.org/praxis/ky/requirements. Test at a Glance study guides are available for each test. For additional assistance in preparing for PRAXIS exams, find our PRAXIS information session schedule.

Please contact Jody Morkin, (502) 852-3211 or jody@louisville.edu if you have questions about the content, accuracy or currency of any information on this page.