Kentucky State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Licensed Audiologist
State Department Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://slp.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete a supervised direct clinical practicum with individuals presenting a variety of disorders of communication, the experience being obtained with the training institution or in one (1) of its cooperating programs.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II examination in Audiology, Passing score= 170

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Base Teaching Certificate: Exceptional Children with Specialization in Hearing Impaired
State Department Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.epsb.ky.gov/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications, Passing Score= 151 and Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, Passing Score=160.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted alternative routes to teacher and administrator certification for persons who have demonstrated exceptional work and/or educational experiences. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is the state agency that establishes standards and procedures for the alternative route options. The EPSB provides technical assistance to qualifying individuals who have potential as educators in Kentucky schools, to local boards of education, and to institutions of higher education in implementing these options. Option 1: Exceptional Work Experience Certification Option 2: Local District Training Program Certification Option 3: College Faculty Certification Option 4: Adjunct Instructor Certification Option 5: Veterans of the Armed forces Option 6: University-Based Alternative Route to Certification Option 7: Institute Alternative Route to Certification Option 8: Teach for America (TFA) Alternative Route to Certification http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certaltroutes.asp

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Certified Interdisciplinary Early Child Educator (IECE)
State Department Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.epsb.ky.gov/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A student teaching experience with a minimum of 200 clock hours.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The applicant shall score at least 150, the minimum passing score, on the Kentucky test of interdisciplinary early childhood.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted alternative routes to teacher and administrator certification for persons who have demonstrated exceptional work and/or educational experiences. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is the state agency that establishes standards and procedures for the alternative route options. The EPSB provides technical assistance to qualifying individuals who have potential as educators in Kentucky schools, to local boards of education, and to institutions of higher education in implementing these options. Option 1: Exceptional Work Experience Certification Option 2: Local District Training Program Certification Option 3: College Faculty Certification Option 4: Adjunct Instructor Certification Option 5: Veterans of the Armed forces Option 6: University-Based Alternative Route to Certification Option 7: Institute Alternative Route to Certification Option 8: Teach for America (TFA) Alternative Route to Certification http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certaltroutes.asp

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Certified Interdisciplinary Early Child Educator (IECE)
State Department Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.epsb.ky.gov/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A student teaching experience with a minimum of 200 clock hours.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The applicant shall score at least 150, the minimum passing score, on the Kentucky test of interdisciplinary early childhood.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted alternative routes to teacher and administrator certification for persons who have demonstrated exceptional work and/or educational experiences. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is the state agency that establishes standards and procedures for the alternative route options. The EPSB provides technical assistance to qualifying individuals who have potential as educators in Kentucky schools, to local boards of education, and to institutions of higher education in implementing these options. Option 1: Exceptional Work Experience Certification Option 2: Local District Training Program Certification Option 3: College Faculty Certification Option 4: Adjunct Instructor Certification Option 5: Veterans of the Armed forces Option 6: University-Based Alternative Route to Certification Option 7: Institute Alternative Route to Certification Option 8: Teach for America (TFA) Alternative Route to Certification http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certaltroutes.asp

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists
State Department Hyperlink http://mft.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The basic core areas that are necessary in order to qualify as an equivalent course of study, shall include the following: (1) Marriage and family studies. This area shall include a minimum of three (3) courses (nine (9) semester hours, twelve (12) quarter hours, or 135 didactic contact hours). (2) Marriage and family therapy. This area shall include a minimum of three (3) courses (nine (9) semester hours, twelve (12) quarter hours, or 135 didactic contact hours). (3) Human development. This area shall include a minimum of three (3) courses (nine (9) semester hours, twelve (12) quarter hours, or 135 didactic contact hours). (4) Psychopathology and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This area shall include a one (1) course minimum (three (3) semester hours, four (4) quarter hours, or forty-five (45) didactic contact hours). (5) Professional studies. This area shall include a minimum of one (1) course minimum (three (3) semester hours, four (4) quarter hours, or forty-five (45) didactic contact hours). (6) Research. This area shall include a minimum of one (1) course minimum (three (3) semester hours, four (4) quarter hours, or forty-five (45) didactic contact hours). Courses may include: (a) Statistics; (b) Research methods; (c) Quantitative methodology; or (d) Other courses designed to assist the student to understand and perform research.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum or internship. The practicum or internship shall include a minimum of one (1) year or 300 hours of supervised direct client contact with individuals, couples, and families for family therapy.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board's (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy is required (unable to find passing score)

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse
State Department Kentucky Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://kbn.ky.gov
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Must pass National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN); pass/fail, and complete Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam.
Additional requirements specific for schools? The Professional Certificate for School Nurse shall be issued for a period of five (5) years to an individual upon application and submission of proof of the following: (a) A valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Kentucky Board of Nursing; (b) A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited school of nursing; and (c) Either one (1) of the following; 1. Three (3) years of post-baccalaureate nursing experience within the past five (5) years; or 2. School Nurse Certification from the National Association of School Nurses. (3) The Professional Certificate for School Nurse shall be renewed upon application using form TC-2 and submission of proof of the following: (a) A valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Kentucky Board of Nursing; (b) Three (3) years of experience as a school nurse during the past five (5) years; and (c) Either one (1) of the following: 1. Seventy-five (75) contact hours of nursing continuing education; or 2. Nine (9) credit hours of course work from an accredited college or university related to school nurse practice. (4) The Professional Certificate for School Nurse shall be issued at Rank II.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Occupational Therapist
State Department Kentucky Board of Occupational Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://bot.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must submit evidence of successful completion of twenty-four (24) weeks of supervised fieldwork experience arranged by the recognized educational institution where the applicant met the academic requirements.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The NBCOT (National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists) certification examination for occupational therapists; Passing Score= 450

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Physical Therapist
State Department Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://pt.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must have completed an educational course at least two (2) hours in length that has been approved by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) on the transmission, control, treatment, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus infection and AIDS.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Exam; this exam is on the national level and the minimum passing score is 600

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Licensed Psychologist
State Department Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, Office of Occupations and Professions- Board of Examiners of Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://psy.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework In addition to instruction in scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics and psychometrics, the core program shall require each student to demonstrate competence in each of the following content areas. This shall be met by including a minimum of three (3) or more graduate semester hours (five (5) or more graduate quarter hours) in each of these four (4) areas: 1. Biological bases of behavior, including the subject matters of physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, and psychopharmacology; 2. Cognitive-affective bases of behavior, including the subject matters of learning, thinking, motivation, and emotion; 3. Social bases of behavior, including the subject matters of social psychology, group process and organizational psychology and systems; 4. Individual differences, including the subject matters of personality theory, human development, and abnormal psychology.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must have had at least two (2) years of supervised professional experience satisfactory to the board, one (1) year of which shall be an internship. Supervisory Requirements for an Applicant for Licensure as a Psychologist. (1) The applicant for licensure as a psychologist with the authorization to provide psychological health care services shall have completed the equivalent of two (2) years of supervised professional experience in accordance with this administrative regulation. (2) One (1) year of the supervised professional experience shall be a predoctoral internship of 1,800 hours with at least 100 hours of supervisory sessions. (3) The other 1,800 hours of supervised experience may be predoctoral, postdoctoral, or a combination of pre- and post-doctoral supervised professional experience acceptable to the board.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? the national EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology) examination at the doctoral level; passing score of 500.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate Standard Certificate for School Psychologist
State Department Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.epsb.ky.gov/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Social Worker
State Department Kentucky Board of Social Work
State Department Hyperlink https://bsw.ky.gov/licenseApplication/Pages/overview.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Clinical Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examinations; pass/fail
Additional requirements specific for schools? The professional certificate for school social worker shall be issued to an applicant who has: (a) Completed a master's of Social Work (MSW) degree: 1. With: a. A cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale; or b. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale on the last sixty (60) hours of credit completed, including undergraduate and graduate coursework; and 2. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; and (b) Completed an approved program of preparation for school social worker. (2) The initial professional certificate for school social worker shall be issued for a validity period of five (5) years. (3) The professional certificate for school social worker shall be renewed based upon the renewal requirements established in 16 KAR 4:060. (4) To apply for the professional certificate for school social worker, the applicant shall submit a completed Form TC-1 to the Education Professional Standards Board. (5) The professional certificate for school social worker shall be valid for providing school social work services for all grade levels in the public schools or an accredited nonpublic school.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://slp.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete a supervised direct clinical practicum with individuals presenting a variety of disorders of communication, the experience being obtained with the training institution or in one (1) of its cooperating programs.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II examination in Speech-Language Pathology; passing score of 600
Additional requirements specific for schools? The standard certificate for teachers of exceptional children and youth - communication disorders shall be issued in accordance with the testing and internship provisions of KRS 161.030, 16 KAR 6:010, and 16 KAR 7:010. Upon successful completion of the beginning teacher internship, the certificate shall be: 1. Extended for the remainder of a five (5) year period; and 2. Renewed for subsequent five (5) year periods upon completion by September 1 of the year of expiration of: a. Three (3) years of successful experience as a teacher of communication disorders; or b. At least six (6) semester hours of credit or the equivalent in PSDU's or CEU's, as defined in 16 KAR 8:021. 3. The standard certificate for teachers of exceptional children and youth - communication disorders shall be issued to an applicant who has completed a master's degree in communication or speech language pathology.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Base Teaching Certificate: Exceptional Children with Specialization in Visually Impaired
State Department Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.epsb.ky.gov/index.asp
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II: Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications, Passing Score= 151 and Special Education: Teaching Students with Visual ImpairmentsĀ²LV, Passing Score=163.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted alternative routes to teacher and administrator certification for persons who have demonstrated exceptional work and/or educational experiences. The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is the state agency that establishes standards and procedures for the alternative route options. The EPSB provides technical assistance to qualifying individuals who have potential as educators in Kentucky schools, to local boards of education, and to institutions of higher education in implementing these options. Option 1: Exceptional Work Experience Certification Option 2: Local District Training Program Certification Option 3: College Faculty Certification Option 4: Adjunct Instructor Certification Option 5: Veterans of the Armed forces Option 6: University-Based Alternative Route to Certification Option 7: Institute Alternative Route to Certification Option 8: Teach for America (TFA) Alternative Route to Certification http://www.kyepsb.net/certification/certaltroutes.asp