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Board Action Concerning Certification Issuance Process

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Board Action Concerning Certification Issuance Process
by Jimmy Adams - Thursday, May 17, 2018, 11:06 AM

During the May 3, 2018, special called meeting of the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), the Board took action on the certification issuance process affected by the suspension of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP).

The action taken results in traditional or alternative route teacher candidates who are program completers and have met all statutory and regulatory requirements other than those outlined in KRS 161.030 pertaining to KTIP and related regulations, are to be issued a five (5) year professional certification until such time that KTIP is no longer suspended or removed from statutory requirements.

The Board recognizes that while these candidates have successfully completed a minimum of 200 clinical hours, student teaching, applicable assessments, and other requirements, mentoring during the first few years of their careers is crucial to their success as classroom teachers. Therefore, while not required, the Board highly encourages school districts to offer support through mentoring to these new teachers and to make full use of the internship resources located on the EPSB website (

The EPSB staff will be using the following process to issue these certificates:

  • Candidate will submit an application;
  • Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) will verify program completion;
  • EPP will recommend for certification;
  • Candidate will pay appropriate amount required through ePay;
  • Once application is completed and all supporting documents have been received and verified, a Division of
  • Certification consultant will review application and electronically issue the professional certificate.

Full directions for candidates can be found at