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Certification

Rank System

Published: 9/2/2021 8:22 AM

Career pathway advancement for Kentucky educators can be attained through a three-tier rank system. KRS 161.1211 defines the classification of educators as well as establishes the Kentucky educator rank system.

Rank III

Those holding regular certificates and who have an approved four (4) year college degree or the equivalent.

Rank II

Those holding regular teaching certificates and who have a master's degree in a subject field approved by the Education Professional Standards Board or equivalent continuing education such as the Continuing Education Option (CEO); 

or

Those teachers who have met the requirements for Rank III and earned initial National Board Certification (NBCT).*

Rank I

Those holding regular certificates and who have a master's degree in a subject field approved by the Education Professional Standards Board or equivalent continuing education and who have earned thirty (30) semester hours of approved graduate work or equivalent continuing education such as the CEO;

or

Those teachers who have met the requirements for Rank II and earned initial or additional NBCT.*


Ranks for Emergency Certification 

Rank IV

Those holding emergency certificates and who have ninety-six (96) to one hundred twenty-eight (128) semester hours of approved college training or the equivalent.

Rank V

Those holding emergency certificates and who have sixty-four (64) to ninety-five (95) semester hours of approved college training or the equivalent.

*The board shall not allow a teacher who qualified for Rank I or II status on the basis of his or her national board certification to maintain that classification if the national board certificate is revoked for misconduct or voided for other reasons.
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​Resources

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. 


CA-1 and CA-2 Online Submission Instructions


National Board Certification

 

Crystal Hord
Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness
Division of Educator Preparation and Certification
300 Sower Blvd., 5th floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5846
crystal.hord@education.ky.gov


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