Principal Certification Renewal

Renewal of a Principal Statement of Eligibility

Renewal shall require:

  • Completion of a CA-2 application.
  • Official transcripts showing six (6) new semester hours of graduate level coursework completed in educational leadership*; OR
  • New passing PRAXIS scores required for the Principal certification.
  • 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.

*Renewal of a Principal Statement of Eligibility based on six (6) semester hours is a one time option. 


Renewal of a Professional Certification for Directors and Assistant Directors of Pupil Personnel

Level I renewal shall require:

  • Completion of a CA-1 application;
  • Completion of a Level II program approved by the Education Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010;
  • Submission of official transcripts to show the coursework for the Level II program has been completed.
  • 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.

Level II renewal shall require:

  • Completion of a CA-2 application;
  • Two (2) years of experience as a principal or assistance principal; OR
  • Three (3) semester hours of additional graduate credit related to educational leadership for each year of experience the applicant has not completed; OR
  • Forty-two (42) hours of approved Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA) training.
  • 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.

The above Level II renewal requirements must be completed within the last 5 year issuance of the certificate.

 

Submitting Official Transcripts: 

Official transcripts showing the 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. 

 

Additional Information: The Level I renewal shall require the completion of a Level II program approved by the Education Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010. If a lapse in certification occurs for lack of completion of the Level II preparation, then certification may be reissued for a five-year period upon successful completion of the Level II preparation. If a lapse in Level II certification occurs for lack of meeting the renewal requirement, the certification may be reissued for a five-year period upon successful completion of six (6) new semester hours of graduate level coursework related to educational leadership.

 

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