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The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board issues a five year Certificate for Superintendent to applicants who:
  • Complete an approved program of preparation
  • Have the appropriate requirements for certification, as established in KAR Title 16; and
  • Have at least two (2) years of experience in a position of school principal, supervisor of instruction, guidance counselor, director of pupil personnel, director of special education, school business administrator, local district coordinator of vocational education, or a coordinator, administrator, or supervisor of district-wide services. Other administrative experience may be substituted for this requirement with the approval of the Education Professional Standards Board.
  • Hold a valid statement of eligibility for a Kentucky teaching certificate;
  • Completed the preparation program on the basis of criteria developed by the teacher education institution pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010;
  • Hold a master's degree;
  • Completed Levels I and II preparation and certification for the position of school principal, or supervisor of instruction; or

For candidates who completed preparation for principal prior to 1988:

  • Completion of at least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including at least 140 days per year

Additional Information: The professional certificate for instructional leadership - school superintendent shall be valid for the position of school superintendent and assistant superintendent.

How to apply for Superintendent Certification

  • Fill out CA-1 (.pdf) application form (page 5 of the form is sent to EPSB from the university, recommending the appropriate certificate)
  • Make the appropriate payment through ePay online payment service for certification fees. Please note that any other forms of payment are not accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
  • Submit an OFFICIAL transcript showing the completion of coursework for this certificate
  • Upon receipt, the EPSB will issue a 5-year Professional Certificate

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Superintendent Certification Renewal:

Each five year renewal shall require:
  • Completion of a CA-2 application and
  • Completion of two years of experience as a school superintendent or assistant superintendent;
  • Three semester hours of additional graduate credit or the equivalent related to the position of school superintendent; or
  • Completion of forty-two (42) hours of approved training selected from programs approved for the Kentucky Effective Instructional Leadership Training Program.
  • Make the appropriate payment through ePay online payment service for certification fees. Please note that any other forms of payment are not accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
  • Mail to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Additional Information: If a lapse in certification occurs for lack of the renewal requirements, the certificate shall be reissued for a five year period after the completion of an additional six semester hours of graduate study or the equivalent appropriate to the program.

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