Substitute Teacher Certification

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

  • Hold 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:
  • Complete a CA-2 application; and
  • Make the 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.

Individuals holding an out-of-state teaching certificate will need to:

  • Complete a CA-2 application; and
  • Submit OFFICIAL college transcripts of undergraduate degree and graduate degree if applicable with at least a 2.45 GPA
  • Submit photocopy of valid out-of-state teaching certificate
  • Make the 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.

Documents may be mailed to the Division of Certification at the address in the footer of this page.

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.

Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:14 AM