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Applications for teacher certification should be filed in the Professional Education Services during the first four weeks of the last semester of enrollment. Applications for certification are processed upon completion of program requirements, posting of the official transcript, verification of successful completion of required assessments and verification of teaching experience for some graduate programs. Questions regarding certification may be directed to a Certification Specialist at

Prior to recommendation for certification, candidates must successfully complete the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers). Specialty test(s) are required for each certification area sought. Score reports must be received electronically at EKU and EPSB.

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.

  CA1 Application

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You must provide the original signed CA-1 Application.  You may drop the form off during regular business hours or via mail to:

Eastern Kentucky University
CPEP Licensure and Certification
ATTN: Certification Specialist
Bert Combs 425
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

Questions may be direted to:
(859) 622-1829

Check Your CA1 Status Online at EPSB
Once your application has been processed by EKU, you may check the status of your CA1 application by logging onto the EPSB website and click the "My Application Status" link.  

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