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Office of Teacher Services

Teacher Certification Procedures

All paperwork must be submitted to WKU’s Certification Office for processing before it is sent to Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board.

  • Submit a CA-1 Form (or CA-TP Form for Alternative Route students) to:
    Office of Teacher Certification
    Western Kentucky University
    1906 College Heights Blvd #61031
    Bowling Green, KY   42101-1031
  • Submit a paper Transcript Request Form to:
    Office of the Registrar
    Western Kentucky University
    1906 College Heights Blvd #11017
    Bowling Green, KY   42101-1017

 If completing a degree, please check the box: HOLD for posting of degree. If completing a Planned 5th Year, Planned 6th Year, or Certification Only program, please check the box: HOLD for end of semester grades. Please indicate you wish for the transcript to be released to the Office of Teacher Certification. The Certification Office picks up transcripts daily from the Registrar’s office.

NOTE: Only Official Transcripts will be accepted.

  • Recommendations for teacher certification will be processed ONLYwhen the following documents have been received by the Office of Teacher Certification:
    • Completed CA-1 Form (Pages 1, 3, & 5)
    • Official Transcripts
    • Passing Praxis II or Specialty Exam Scores (where applicable) 
      NOTE: Please keep a copy of ALL Praxis scores for your records
  • Once processed, the CA-1 Form and official transcripts will be sent directly to KY’s Education Professional Standards Board in Frankfort. A copy will be mailed to the applicant for your records. The certification fee should be paid directly through the EPSB’s e-Pay system at (or a cashier’s check or money order may be mailed directly to the EPSB--never to WKU’s Certification Office).

Other Important Information:

  • Program and testing requirements are subject to change. Please keep in contact with your WKU advisor regarding changes that may occur.
  • For any question regarding teacher certification, please contact the Office of Teacher Certification at or 270-745-4300.
  • Students may verify receipt of Praxis scores, transcripts, and CA-1 Forms, and check the status of their certification by logging on to WKU’s Electronic Portfolio System clicking “Student Status” and choosing “Praxis/Certification Status”. To check the status of the recommendation, log on to and click View My Application History.


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 Last Modified 7/24/17