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Teacher Certification Procedures

All paperwork must be submitted to WKU’s Certification Office for processing before it is sent to Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (OELE). Formely Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB).


  • 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
  • Or you may request that a transcript be sent electronically to:
    OELE (Formerly EPSB) once the degree has been awarded or final grades have posted for non-degrees. Electronic transcripts requests are made through TOPNET.

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 paper transcript to be released to the Office of Teacher Certification. The Certification Office picks up transcripts daily from the Registrar’s office. All Electronic transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness (formerly EPSB)

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 paper transcripts will be submitted directly to Educator Licensure and Effectiveness in Frankfort. The certification fee should be paid directly through the EPSB’s e-Pay system at www.kyepsb.net.


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 teacher.certification@wku.edu 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 http://edtech2.wku.edu/portfolio/ clicking “Student Status” and choosing “Praxis/Certification Status”. To check the status of the recommendation, log on to www.kyepsb.net and click View My Application History.


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 Last Modified 11/22/19