The CARES Office of Licensure and Certification is responsible for admitting students to professional education programs at EKU. Questions may be directed to

Please select your desired document from the list below (Note: Adobe Reader is required to view most of these files. You can download Adobe Reader for free here).

  Required Documents

Dear Candidate,

We have converted the application, Candidate Statement, and ethics declaration to a fillable PDF. Please complete and save each form and email them as attachments to (Please send one email only with three attachments.) The ethics declaration requires a digital signature; a link at the bottom of the declaration contains instructions for completing the digital signature block. The application and Candidate Statement do not require a signature; just complete and save each form.

If you experience technical difficulty opening, completing, or emailing these documents, please email Yamini Rudraraju at or Karen Dickens at

  Additional Information

 PRAXIS DISCLAIMER: Kentucky educator certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please check the Education Professional Standards Board website at for current test requirements and current cut scores. You may also contact the Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at (502) 564-5778.

Admissions Specialist
Bert Combs 425
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 622-1832
Fax: (859) 622-1831