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Teacher Licensure

Helpful License Links:
• Look-up My License on KSDE
• Download an Application for License Renewal
• Highly Qualified Information
• KSDE Renewal of Professional License Workflow (visual reference)

New Online Upgrade/Renewal Applications:
As of March 2016, KSDE has begun doing some license upgrade and renewal forms through their online process. When you visit the KSDE website to download your application for upgrade or renewal, you'll be prompted to complete the online process should that apply to you. Once you submit your online application, the next stakeholder in the process is automatically notified (whether that be Derby, the university, or KSDE themselves). There's no need to contact the district to ensure your form "went through" because it's automatic. KSDE recommends you check the status of your submitted application through their license lookup webpage to see the status at any given time. If online payment is made by the applicant, a confirmation email regarding online payment is sent to the applicant after the application reaches KSDE.    

Other Important Things to Remember about Kansas Licensure:
• All certified employees must have a current Kansas license in the content area/grade level they are employed.
• A Kansas educator cannot legally be paid unless the educator holds a license which is valid in the state of Kansas for the particular kind of work to be performed. (K.S.A. 72-1390)
• Kansas licenses are a function of the Kansas State Department of Education located in Topeka, Kansas; not a function of Derby Public Schools. It is the responsibility of the employee to obtain and maintain a Kansas license.

Important Change Regarding Fingerprint Requirements:
Effective November 15, 2014, Any person submitting any of the following will ALSO be required to submit AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION a complete set of fingerprints and the required fee:
• an application for the first Kansas certificate or license;
• an application for renewal of an expired Kansas certificate or license; or
NEW - an application for renewal of a valid Kansas certificate or license, if the person has never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license.

Kansas licensure information is located online at www.ksde.org or by telephone at (785) 296-2288. Please mail your license renewal application packets to:

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 106
Topeka, KS 66612

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