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Certification is the process in which a candidate is recommended for licensure and/or rank change. Upon completion of a degree, certification or rank change program, it is the responsibility of the candidate to submit the appropriate certification paperwork to the Certification Office.
University of the Cumberlands can only submit a recommendation for certification and/or rank change completed through this institution.
Applications for teacher certification/rank change should be turned in to the appropriate certification specialist no earlier than three weeks prior to program completion. Applications for certification/rank change are processed upon verification of successful completion of required assessments and receipt of the candidate’s official transcript verifying completion of the program.
Check status of CA-1
Once an application is processed by the UC Certification Office, candidates may check the status of their CA-1 application by logging on to the EPSB website at www.kyepsb.net and accessing "View my Application History".
Undergraduate and Graduate MAT programs
Ms Sherryll Jones
7792 College Station Drive
Williamsburg KY 40769
Fax: (606) 539-4014
Certification is provided for the state of Kentucky through the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), however certification can transfer to all states through reciprocity. The map below displays the states that have an Interstate Reciprocity Agreement in place with Kentucky; some, not necessarily all certifications will be accepted. Candidates working out-of-state should contact their state’s certification office for reciprocity eligibility and details.
The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement
The interstate agreement, arranged by NASDTEC, is a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual "agreement" is a statement by that state or jurisdiction outlining which other states' educator certificates will be accepted by that state.
Such an "acceptance" agreement means that the "receiving" state will issue some form of authorization allowing the inbound certificate holder to legally teach or provide service in the receiving state, provided the license issued by the "sending" state is acceptable under the agreement. This authorization may be limited in time by the receiving state, and the receiving state may impose additional requirements which need to be accomplished before the educator can teach or practice after the end of the time limit.
The Interstate Agreement is not a collection of 2-way agreements of reciprocal acceptance. For example, although Georgia affirms with its agreement that it will accept certificates from Connecticut, this acceptance in no way implies that Connecticut will accept Georgia certificates. Also the agreement does not necessarily indicate "full" reciprocity. The educator may have to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.
This map is meant to give a general overview of the agreement between states in regard to teaching license mobility. Efforts are made to keep the information accurate and up to date, however, this by no means should be taken as absolute fact and you should contact your respective state's licensing agency for your specific situation.