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The Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE) in partnership with Randa Solutions, Inc. officially launched the Kentucky Educator Credentialing System (KECS) on May 2nd, 2022. The new system is being implemented as part of a multi-phase project to transition educator certification, educator preparation and EPSB legal processes to an online platform to help streamline user experiences, decrease turnaround time as well as increase accuracy and efficiency.
Phase one has launched! : Educator Certification – Educator Preparation (Admission/Exit) - Legal
As of May 2nd, 2022, all educators applying for initial certification, renewal or rank change will now complete the process through the new KECS system. The KECS system removes old processes of completing and uploading paper forms allowing a more streamlined experience for applicants, Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) and school districts.
EPSB legal and ethics processes have also transitioned to KECS as well. While it may look a little different, superintendents will complete a similar process when filing complaints for legal matters. The new system allows for EPSB legal staff to track and handle educator cases brought to the EPSB.Please click here to access the KECS system or view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to applying for certification. For login issues, please contact the Randa Solutions help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division Phone: (502) 564-5789
Division Fax: (502) 564-9484
Hours of operation are 8:00 AM (ET) - 4:30 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.
Staff emails are located on the right of this page.
By creating an account on the KECS Web Portal, you can monitor your certification process, ensure the most recent assessment scores are updated, and pay necessary fee through the KECS system. These assessment scores do not constitute an official record. If you would like an official record of your scores you will need to contact ETS.
Kentucky approves numerous educator preparation programs: traditional, alternative, and through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), online programs. All accredited entities and approved programs can be found at https://wd.kyepsb.net/epsb.webapps/admissionsexit/ApprovedPrograms/approved.aspx.
Kentucky has two internship programs: the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP); and the Kentucky Principal Internship Program (KPIP). Both are year long mentoring support programs designed to asssit the intern I need the work of a first year teacher or principal.
This section of our site is designed for our accredited EPPs with approved programs and providers that want to seek approval of programs to legally operate in Kentucky.