## Substitute Teacher Certification

The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board issues a five (5) year Certificate for Substitute Teaching to applicants who:

• Hold (or held) a valid statement of eligibility for a Kentucky teaching certificate; or
• Have previously held a Kentucky certificate for classroom teaching for which the completion of a 4-year teacher preparation program and a B.A. degree were required

How to Apply for Substitute Teaching Certification

Individuals holding an expired Kentucky teaching certificate will need to:

• Log into the KECS Web Portal to initiate an electronic application for the 5 year substitute certificate
• Complete the application and make the $15 payment through the online payment service to submit the electronic application in KECS. Individuals holding an out-of-state teaching certificate will need to: • Log into the KECS Web Portal to initiate an electronic application for the 5 year substitute certificate • Submit OFFICIAL college transcripts of undergraduate degree and graduate degree, if applicable, electronically. Transcripts should be submitted officially to KDElicensure@education.ky.gov. • Applicants will be required to upload a copy of their out-of-state teaching certificate (current or expired) • Complete the application and make the$15 payment through the online payment service to submit the electronic application in KECS.

NOTE: ANY certificate for substitute teaching is valid for substitute teaching only; it is NOT valid for continuous part-time employment for classroom teaching or as a permanent replacement for a teacher of record.