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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.
Starting December 18, 2018, visitors will be accepted by appointment only between 8:30 AM (ET) - 4:00 PM (ET) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
Phone: (502) 564-5846
Fax: (502) 564-7092
Staff emails are located on the right of this page.
Create Your Account on the EPSB Web Portal Page
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. 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.
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