Certification Fees

Published: 2/14/2024 4:04 PM
​Rank Change or Addition of Area
​Regular Certificate (Issuance, Reissuance or Renewal)
​Adding Area(s) of Certification
​Five-Year Substitute Certificate

Duplicate Certificate (official copy)
​Synchronization option for aligning multiple certfications
​Initial Statement of Eligibility
​No Charge
​Renewal Statement of Eligibility
​​One-Year Certificate
​No Charge


Application forms can be accessed by creating/logging into your EPSB account, clicking on the Online Document Submission link under the My Profile section, and downloading application “A: Application for Kentucky Certification or Change in Salary Rank”.  

Applicants must upload their completed applications through the Online Document Submission Portal located in your EPSB account. All documents required for the application except for transcripts are permitted to be uploaded through your account.

Submitting Official Transcripts

Official Bachelor’s and Master’s/graduate (if applicable) transcripts must be submitted in addition to the application.
Transcripts are only considered official if submitted the one of the following ways:  

  • Electronic transcripts sent DIRECTLY from the institution's third-party transcript provider to KDELicensure@education.ky.gov. Electronic transcripts are not accepted if printed by or forwarded by the applicant. 

  • Sent by mail on official transcript paper to:

KDE Certification,
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601. 

*Official transcripts that are mailed or dropped off at the office are NOT returned to the applicant.  

Praxis Tests

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) to have ETS electronically submit your scores to our office. Tests taken in Kentucky should automatically be reported to the Education Professional Standards Board.


EPSB Web Portal - By creating an account on the EPSB Web Portal, you can monitor your certification process, ensure the most recent assessment scores are updated, and pay necessary fees using ePay

Division of Educator Certification and Preparation
Phone: (502) 564-4606
Fax: (502) 564-7092


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