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Applications for certification are processed when these steps are completed:

  • completion of program requirements
  • passing scores on applicable PRAXIS exam(s)
  • EKU's final approval of official transcripts
  • verification of earned degree
  • verification of teaching experience and/or hours taken for some graduate programs and certificates.

For Frequently Asked Certification Questions, please open this link. 

In order to receive certification from EPSB, the candidate must ensure the following is submitted to EPSB:

1. CA-1 Application – Pages 1, 3 and 5 of the application must be uploaded directly to the Kentucky Department of Education’s application portal via your EPSB account. To upload your documents, click on “Online Document Submission” under “My Profile.”

  • After submitting your CA-1 to EPSB, please email to notifiy her that your documents are uploaded.
  • Once your CA-1 application has been processed by EKU, you may check the status of your application by logging onto the EPSB website and clicking on the “My Application Status” link.
  • Candidate signatures on the CA-1 application are only valid for 6 months. Therefore, if application for certification extends beyond this timeframe, the candidate will need to submit a new application.

2. Official Transcript – To request your official EKU transcript be submitted to EPSB, please follow these instructions.

3. PRAXIS – Successful completion of required PRAXIS exams for your specific licensure area is required for recommendation for certification. Passing scores for Kentucky are determined by EPSB. Scores must be received electronically by both EKU and EPSB before recommendation for certification can be made.

  • PRAXIS score reports are available to you via your online ETS “My Praxis Account.” Scores will generally be available online 2-3 weeks after your test date. You will receive an email from ETS when your score report has been posted.
  • NOTE: If you did not code EKU (1200) and/or EPSB (7283) as score recipients when registering for your exam(s), you must request an electronic copy be sent to the respective institution/agency at an additional cost to you. Paper score reports or scores older than 5 years will not be accepted.

Contact Information:
Brandy Blackburn, MPA
Student Teaching/Certification Coordinator
Combs 425
(859) 622-1544

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