Renew a Teaching License in KS
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How do I renew a teaching license in KS?
This chart helps teachers understand the renewal process for a Kansas Professional License. Teachers need to know:
- Renewal options are always printed on your teaching license. You may also need to get verification from your principal or director.
- A license may be renewed not more than six months prior to the expiration date.
- Contact the local professional development council in the district in which you are employed. If a teacher is not currently employed, you may contact the district in which you live or work for approval of an individual development plan.
What state requirements does a teacher in Kansas need to meet for renewal?
Teachers with master’s degree:
- Earn 120 professional development points (PDPs) awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan.
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 60 professional development points.
Teachers with bachelor’s degree:
- Earn 160 professional development points awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan, including at least 80 points for college credit.
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 80 professional development points, including at least 40 points for college credit.
If a teacher has a currently valid license and wants to keep the Kansas license while living out-of-state, you may work through the Licensure Review Committee as your professional development council.
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How do I contact the KS State Department of Education?
Contact the Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1212
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of September 12th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.