EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CABINET
Education Professional Standards Board
(As Amended at ARRS, March 6, 2017)
16 KAR 4:080. Out-of-State Recency.
RELATES TO: KRS 161.020, 161.027, 161.028, 161.030, 161.046, 161.048, 161.053
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.020, 161.028, 161.030
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.020, 161.028, and 161.030 require the
Education Professional Standards Board to promulgate administrative regulations
establishing requirements and standards for obtaining and maintaining
certification and for approval of an education preparation provider[
educators hold a certificate of legal qualification for his or her respective
position to be issued upon completion of a program of educator preparation
prescribed by Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board; furthermore,
an educator preparation provider is required to be approved for offering a
preparation program corresponding to a particular certificate on the basis of
standards and procedures established by the Education Professional Standards
Board. KRS 161.030 establishes additional testing and internship requirements
for Kentucky certification. This administrative regulation establishes the
recency requirements for the issuance of an initial Kentucky certificate to an
Section 1. Teacher certification issued initially under the provisions of 16 KAR 2:010 or 16 KAR 2:020 shall comply with the provisions of KRS 161.030 and the requirements and procedures established in this section.
(1) There shall be a recency of preparation prerequisite for the issuance of a certificate.
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subsection, an out-of-state applicant for initial Kentucky certification shall have prepared as a teacher or completed six (6) semester hours of graduate credit within the five (5) years preceding application.
(b) An out-of-state applicant for initial Kentucky certification who has completed a planned fifth-year program shall be exempt from taking the six (6) additional hours, if the applicant has completed two (2) years of successful teaching experience within the last ten (10) years.
(c)1. A certificate shall be issued for a one (1) year period ending June 30 of the next calendar year if the applicant:
a. Does not meet the recency of preparation requisite;
b. Has not previously held a Kentucky teaching certificate;
c. Otherwise qualifies for certification; and
d. Agrees that six (6) semester hours of credit applicable toward the usual renewal requirement shall be completed by September 1 of the year of expiration.
2. To renew a certificate issued under subparagraph 1. of this paragraph, the applicant shall comply with the requirements for renewal established in subsection (2) of this section.
(2)(a) A teaching certificate described in this section shall be issued for a duration period of five (5) years and with provisions for a subsequent five (5) year renewal, as established in 16 KAR 4:060.
(b) Semester hour credit for certificate renewal shall be earned after the issuance of the certificate. Credit earned in excess of the minimum requirement for a renewal period shall accumulate and be carried forward to apply toward a subsequent renewal.
DAVID WHALEY, Board Chair
APPROVED BY AGENCY: December 12, 2016
FILED WITH LRC: December 13, 2016 at 3 p.m.
CONTACT PERSON: Lisa K. Lang, General Counsel, 100 Airport Road, Third Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, email LisaK.Lang@ky.gov, phone (502) 564-4606, fax (502) 564-7080.