Kentucky Licensing Renewal Requirements

The IU Southeast School of Education offers the following programs for teachers to renew and/or enhance their license through additional coursework. Courses may be taken that will fulfill both Indiana and Kentucky requirements for license renewal.

Non-Degree Status (license renewal)

Non-degree status is available for individuals seeking 6 graduate credit hours for license renewal. In addition, candidates seeking graduate program admission can enroll as non-degree-seeking students, taking up to 6 graduate credit hours while completing applications for full admission to a graduate or licensure program.

Rank Change

Kentucky teachers may receive a rank change with a total of 30 or more graduate credit hours (Rank II) or 60 or more graduate credit hours (Rank I) with completion of a master's degree or a licensing program. Candidates must complete a Rank I licensure program (Computer Education, Educational Leadership, ESL/ENL, Gifted and Talented, or Reading) to meet the Rank I requirement of 60 or more graduate credit hours.

Kentucky Licensing Exams

Kentucky Praxis Test Requirements can be found at the ETS Praxis website.Out of state tests do not replace the required Kentucky Praxis tests unless they have the same Praxis test code. Select to have your scores sent to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board

The University must recommend the candidate to the Kentucky EPSB for the change upon completion of licensure programs. Completion of an Out-of-State Prepared Educator Candidate Recommendation form is required by Kentucky EPSB and must be submitted to IU Southeast Licensing Advisor. An Indiana license is required prior to adding an endorsement to a Kentucky license.


Candidates who are currently enrolled or have completed 15 credit hours towards a Rank II or Rank I Program and need university verification, please complete the Permission to Release form and email it to the Licensing Advisor at

Kentucky Educators

Educators licensed in Kentucky need official paper transcripts for license renewal and/or rank change applications. OE Transcripts with grades are usually available about two weeks after the end of each term (Fall, Spring, Summer 1, and Summer 2). (While some courses are finished in late July, grades will not be posted until mid-August.) Degrees are awarded three times each year: 5/31, 8/31, and 12/31.

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