KSDE License

Helpful License Links:
Look-up My License on KSDE
Download an Application for License Renewal
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KSDE Renewal of Professional License Workflow
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Important Things to Remember about Kansas Licensure
  • All certified employees must have a current Kansas license in the content area/grade level they are employed.
  • A Kansas educator cannot legally be paid unless the educator holds a license which is valid in the state of Kansas for the particular kind of work to be performed. (K.S.A. 72-1390)
  • Kansas licenses are a function of the Kansas State Department of Education located in Topeka, Kansas; not a function of Derby Public Schools.  It is the responsibility of the employee to obtain and maintain a Kansas license.


Effective November 15, 2014, Any person submitting any of the following will ALSO be required to submit AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION a complete set of fingerprints and the required fee:
  • an application for the first Kansas certificate or license;
  • an application for renewal of an expired Kansas certificate or license; or
  • NEW - an application for renewal of a valid Kansas certificate or license, if the person has never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license.

Kansas licensure information is located online at www.ksde.org or by telephone at (785) 296-2288.

Please mail your license renewal application packets to:

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 106
Topeka, KS 66612

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