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Directors and Assistant Directors of Pupil Personnel Certification

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The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board issues a five year Level I Certificate for Directors and Assistant Directors of Pupil Personnel to applicants who:
  • Have completed a preparation program approved by the Education Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010;
  • Have completed three years of full-time teaching experience;
  • Hold a master's degree; and
  • Qualify for a Kentucky teaching certificate.

Additional Information: "Level I" means the standards-based program of studies designed for minimal preparation to serve in the position of director and assistant director of pupil personnel.

"Level II" means the standards-based program of studies to attain the first five year renewal of the certificate for the position of director or assistant director pupil personnel.

"Qualified applicant" means an applicant who holds the appropriate certification as a director of pupil personnel services unless the superintendent of the employing school district has documented evidence that the applicant is unsuitable for appointment.

How to apply for Director and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Certification

  • Fill out CA-1 application form (page 5 of the form is sent to EPSB from the university, recommending the appropriate certificate)
  • Submit a $50 money order or certified check made payable to the "Kentucky State Treasurer" to the EPSB or applicants may also use EPSB "E-Pay" online payment service to pay certification fees once the completed application has been mailed.
  • Submit an OFFICIAL transcript showing the completion of coursework for this certificate
  • Mail completed CA-1 and OFFICIAL transcript to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Upon receipt, the EPSB will issue a 5-year Professional Certificate

Director of Pupil Personnel Certification Renewal

Each five year renewal thereafter shall require:
  • Completion of a CA-2 application and
  • Completion of a Level II program approved by the Education Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010;
  • Two (2) years of experience as a director of pupil personnel services;
  • Three (3) semester hours of additional graduate credit or the equivalent related to the position of director of pupil personnel services; or
  • Forty-two (42) hours of approved training selected from programs approved for the Kentucky Effective Leadership Training Program provided in KRS 156.101.
  • Submit a $50 money order or certified check made payable to the "Kentucky State Treasurer" to the EPSB or applicants may also use EPSB "E-Pay" online payment service to pay certification fees once the completed application has been mailed.
  • Mail completed CA-2 and OFFICIAL transcript to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Additional Information: The first renewal shall require the completion of a Level II program approved by the Education Professional Standards Board pursuant to 16 KAR 5:010.

If a lapse in certification occurs for lack of completion of the Level II preparation, the certification may be reissued for a five year period upon successful completion of the Level II preparation, but for the lack of the renewal requirements, the certificate may be reissued after the completion of an additional six semester hours of graduate study or the equivalent appropriate to the program.

Probationary Certification for Directors and Assistant Directors of Pupil Personnel

If a qualified applicant for director of pupil personnel services is not available as attested by the local school superintendent, the superintendent, on behalf of the local board of education, may request a one year probationary certificate for a director of pupil personnel services who has:
  • A valid Kentucky classroom teaching certificate;
  • A master's degree;
  • Three (3) years of successful teaching experience; and
  • Been admitted to the preparation program for the professional certificate for director of Pupil Personnel services.

How to apply for Probationary Certification for Directors and Assistant Directors of Pupil Personnel

  • Fill out TC-40 (.pdf) application form
  • Submit a $50 money order or certified check made payable to the "Kentucky State Treasurer" to the EPSB or applicants may also use EPSB "E-Pay" online payment service to pay certification fees once the completed application has been mailed.
  • Mail completed TC-40 to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Renewal

  • Completion of a CA-2 application and
  • Each annual renewal of the probationary certificate for director of pupil personnel services shall require completion of an additional nine (9) semester hours selected from the approved program.
  • Mail completed CA-2 to:

Division of Certification
Education Professional Standards Board

100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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