The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board issues two types of substitute teaching certificates (General and Emergency), depending on the candidate’s teaching background and/or level of experience.
Kentucky offers a five-year certificate to substitute teachers who meet the following requirements:
Hold a valid or expired teaching license through the state of Kentucky, have completed an accredited four-year teacher preparation program and hold a B.A.
Complete the application form.
Submit a non-refundable $15 money order, made payable to the Kentucky state treasurer (or EPSB’s E-Pay system).
Candidates who hold a valid out-of-state teaching certificate must meet the following requirements:
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Emergency Substitute Teaching Certificate
Applications for emergency substitute teaching employment are not submitted through the Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB), but applicants must apply for their one-year emergency certification through EPSB. In order to be eligible to hold an Emergency Substitute Teaching Certificate, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a state and regionally accredited college/university.
Have at least 96 semester hours of college credit.