Teacher Certification Renewal

Five-year renewal requires:

  • Completion of an online CA-2 application on the Kentucky Educator Credentialing System (KECS);
  • Completion of three (3) years of classroom teaching during the last five-year period of the certificate OR six (6) semester hours of additional graduate credit;
  • The signature of the superintendent verifying your three (3) years of teaching experience OR an OFFICIAL transcript of the courses you have completed for renewal; and
  • Appropriate payment through the KECS system via the 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.

Submitting Official Transcripts: 

Official transcripts showing the six (6) hours for renewal must be submitted in addition to the application if renewing based on coursework.

Transcripts are only considered official if submitted one of the following ways:  

  • Sent by mail on official transcript paper to

KDE Certification
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601.  

*Official transcripts that are mailed or dropped off at the office are NOT returned to the applicant.  

  • Electronic transcripts sent DIRECTLY from the institution's third-party transcript provider to KDELicensure@education.ky.gov. Electronic transcripts are not accepted if printed by or forwarded by the applicant. 

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