Refer to the Upgrade requirements printed on your exchange or one year non-renewable license.
Two Year Exchange Certificate/License
Verification of completion of any deficiencies in pre-standard certification/licensure requirements:
1. Successful completion of the required Kansas pre-standard certification/licensure tests: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Test and/or appropriate content assessment(s).
a. Recent experience-verification of one (1) year of accredited experience within the six-year period prior to application for renewal. This requirement may be met by teaching under contract one year in an accredited school (not necessarily in Kansas) during the validity of your exchange certificate/license.
b. Recent credit – Semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university that are not older than six years old at the time you apply to upgrade to the full certificate/license.
4. Any other described deficiency.
The exchange certificate/license is available ONLY once.
Deficiencies MUST be completed so that the applicant can move the full certificate/license.
One Year Non-Renewable
Verification of completion of the pre-standard certification/licensure testing requirement(s):
1. Successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Test and/or appropriate content assessment(s).
This certificate/license is available ONLY once.
Deficiencies MUST be completed so that the applicant can move to the full certificate/license.
If your one year non-renewable or exchange license is expired, you will need to Order a Fingerprint Card and Instructions
Upgrade an Exchange or TN License Application - Form 3b PDF Document
with licensure questions.
Mail packets to:
Teacher Ed and Licensure
KS State Department of Ed
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182