Kentucky State Requirements

Kentucky Teacher Certificate Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Kentucky teacher certification renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs. We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Kentucky teaching relicensure process.

CE vs PD -comparison

See the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for complete KY teacher relicensure information. 

Certification Renewal

First 5-year renewal requires:

  • Completion of 15 graduate hours or half of the Continuing Education Option (CEO) requirements; and
    (see our courses)

Second 5-year renewal requires:

  •  or an approved Fifth Year program (32 graduate hours) or completion of the CEO requirements; and
    (see our courses)

Subsequent 5-year renewals require:

  • Completion of three (3) years of classroom teaching during the last 5-year period of the certificate OR six (6) semester hours of additional graduate credit; and
    (see our courses)

Additional Information: Educators may also complete Rank I and additional certifications as part of the renewal requirements.

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board
100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.