Superintendent Certification Renewal

Each five-year renewal shall require:
  • Completion of an online CA-2 application on the Kentucky Educator Credentialing System (KECS);
  • Completion of two (2) years of experience as a school superintendent or assistant superintendent; OR
  • Three semester hours of new graduate level coursework in educational leadership; OR
  • Forty-two (42) hours of approved Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EILA) training.
  • 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.

*You must submit your completed application online through your EPSB account using the Online Document Submission Portal. Please use these instructions (CLICK HERE) to assist with submitting online.


To renew on EILA training:

Your district may check the designated box on the CA-2 form if they assist with maintaining your EILA records. If they do not, you will need to provide copies of the EILA certificates received for the training with the CA-2 application.


To submit official transcripts:

Transcripts are 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 (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.) to (If required to select from a drop down menu instead of entering an email address, please select the KY EPSB)
    Electronic transcripts are not accepted if printed by, uploaded or forwarded by the applicant.

*Please visit your university/college's Registrar page to see if electronic transcripts are available for your school. It should provide the information for the clearinghouse they use to send transcripts to other agencies.


Additional Information: If a lapse in certification occurs for lack of the renewal requirements, the certificate shall be reissued for a five-year period after the completion of an additional six semester hours of new graduate level coursework in educational leadership.

Last modified: Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:45 AM