Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Education and Technology > Department of Advanced Educational Programs > Building Principal > Licensure
The Building Principal Program in the Department of Advanced Educational Programs meets the
requirements of KSDE. Since state licensing
requirements vary from state to state, additional requirements for these
positions will depend on the requirements of your state department of
education. The following are the steps you need to take to receive your
licensure as a building principal in the state of Kansas.
Obtaining an Initial Building School Leadership License
Complete the approved FHSU Building Leadership
Licensure Program and earn a master's degree (or an FHSU endorsement in
addition to an existing master's degree).
Achieve a passing score of 165 on the ETS Content Assessment for Building
Leadership, the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA). The SSLA has
an individual registration date and a separate registration form. You
may fill out the form in the registration book or register on-line
The SLLA is tentatively scheduled to run approximately
from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. For more information, contact the Licensure Officer,
in Rarick Hall 220 or (785) 628-4542 or the FHSU Coordinator of Testing
Services at (785) 628-4401. The PRAXIS Test dates are available at http://www.fhsu.edu/kellycenter/testing/PRAXIS-SLS/.
Apply for an "Initial School
Leadership (Building Leadership) License". The first "Initial School Leadership License" is valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance. This is KSDE Form 1 "Application
for Kansas Initial License or Added Endorsements" available at https://online.ksde.org/authenticationpublic/ on the KSDE electronic web application page. You will need to register to obtain an individual login and password for accessing KSDE web applications. After you complete the form, it will sent electronically to the FHSU Licensure Office.
Each applicant for an initial school leadership license shall submit to the state board the follow:
KSDE will mail the license directly to you. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing the application by KSDE.
The candidate (you) secure a position as a principal or assistant principal. *NOTE: You must be in a position as a principal or assistant principal in order to complete the District Administered Mentoring Program.
Steps for Obtaining an Initial Professional School Leadership License