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Certification

Substitute Certification

Published: 8/2/2022 3:56 AM

The Education Professional Standards Board offers two different types of certifications related to substitute teaching. 


Certified Substitute Certification:

The Certified Substitute Certification is a five-year certificate that can be utilized by any teacher that has held, or currently holds, a professional certificate or statement of eligibility. There is no requirement that the certificate or statement of eligibility be active at the time of application. The certification is renewable every five years with a $15 fee and allows substitute teaching employment in any school district in Kentucky.

Requirements:

  • Hold a valid statement of eligibility for a Kentucky teaching certificate; or
  • Have previously held a Kentucky certificate for classroom teaching for which the completion of a 4-year teacher preparation program and a B.A. degree were required; or
  • Currently hold or have held a regular teacher certification from any other state (copy of certification must be provided)

How to apply:

  • Complete a CA-2 application; and
  • Make the appropriate payment through ePay online payment service for certification fees. Please note that any other forms of payment are not accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
Applicants holiding an out-of-state teaching certificate:
  • Complete a CA-2 application; and
  • Submit official college transcripts of undergraduate degree and graduate degree if applicablle with at least a 2.45 GPA; and
  • Submit photocopy of valid out-of-state teaching certificate; and
  • Make the appropriate payment through ePay online payment service for certification fees. Please note that any other forms of payment are not accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
All documents must be uploaded in the EPSB Web Portal.


Emergency Substitute Certification:

The Emergency Substitute Certification is a one-year certificate, requires a minimum of 64 semester hours of college coursework completed in any content from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum GPA of 2.5. However, GPA requirements do not pertain to applicants holding a bachelor's degree or higher. 

The Emergency Substitute Certification is issued for 1 year only, requires a district application process and is limited to the specific district. While applicants are not limited to only substitute teaching in one district, they should work directly through each local school district(s) and board(s) of education where they intend to serve. There is no fee required for this certification.


EPSB Web Portal - By creating an account on the EPSB Web Portal, you can monitor your certification process and pay necessary fees using ePay

 

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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