Kentucky - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Area: 
Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

Professional development is required for teachers in order to renew their certificate every 5 years.

Body: 

Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal. (1) The renewal shall require completion of a fifth-year approved program of preparation which is consistent with:
(a) The Kentucky teacher standards established in 16 KAR 1:010; or
(b) The standards adopted by the Education Professional Standards Board for a particular professional education specialty and established in an applicable administrative regulation in KAR Title 16.

(2) The first five (5) year renewal shall require:
(a) Completion of a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of graduate credit applicable to the fifth-year approved program of preparation established in 16 KAR 8:020 by September 1 of the year of expiration of the certificate; or
(b) Completion of the required components of the continuing education option for initial certificate renewal as established in 16 KAR 8:030.

(3) The second five (5) year renewal shall require:
(a) Completion of the fifth-year approved program of preparation established in 16 KAR 8:020 by September 1 of the year of expiration of the certificate; or
(b) Successful completion of the continuing education option as established in 16 KAR 8:030.

(4) Each subsequent five (5) year renewal shall require completion of the renewal requirements established in 16 KAR 4:060.

Adopting Authority: 
Professional Standards Commission
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016