Adding Subjects and Endorsements

Adding a Subject to a Professional Certificate

To add a subject to a valid Florida Professional Certificate, you must:

    1. Submit a completed Application Form (CG-10) and processing fee, and
    2. Demonstrate mastery of subject knowledge in the subject you wish to add.

  

Options for Demonstrating Mastery of Subject Area Knowledge:

Achieve a passing score on the appropriate Subject Area Examination earned since July 1, 2002.

For Master's degree level subjects:

  

    • Complete the required degree and content courses for the subject, and
    • Achieve a passing score on the appropriate Florida Subject Area Examination.

  

For all subject areas:

  

    • Hold a valid standard out-of-state certificate in the subject area for which you applied, issued by a US state or territory, and evaluated by the FL DOE, or
    • Hold a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the same subject.

  

For subject areas for which no Florida Subject Area Examination has been developed:

  

    • Complete the required degree and content courses for the subject you are adding, and
    • Submit verification from your employing superintendent that you have successfully demonstrated the subject.

  


Adding an Endorsement to a Professional Certificate

To add an endorsement to a valid Florida Professional Certificate, you must:

  

  • Submit a completed Application Form (CG-10) and processing fee, and
  • Meet specialization in the subject you wish to add.

  

Subject Specialization for an endorsement is met in one of two ways:

  

    1. Complete the course requirements for the endorsement, or
    2. Complete a Florida school district's approved in-service add-on program for the endorsement.

  


Adding a Subject to a Temporary Certificate

  

To add a subject to a valid Florida Temporary Certificate, you must:

  

    1. Submit a completed Application Form (CG-10) and processing fee, and
    2. Meet subject area specialization in the subject you wish to add.

When you apply to add a subject to your temporary certificate, you will be issued an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility for the new subject. The Statement provides you with a customized list of requirements necessary to obtain a Professional Certificate in the new subject.

  
Meeting Subject Specialization:


To meet subject specialization you must achieve a passing score on the appropriate subject area examination earned since July 1, 2002.

  
For all subject areas:

  

  • Complete the required degree and content courses for the subject; and
  • Hold a valid standard out-of-state certificate in the subject area applied for, issued by a US state or territory and evaluated by the FL DOE; or
  • Hold a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the same subject.

  

For subject areas for which no Florida subject area test has been developed:

  

  • Complete the required degree and content courses for the subject you are adding to your certificate; and
  • Submit verification from the Superintendent that you have successfully demonstrated the subject.

  


Adding an Endorsement to a Temporary Certificate

To add an endorsement to a valid Florida Temporary Certificate, you must:

  

    1. Submit a completed Application Form (CG-10) and processing fee, and
    2. Meet subject area specialization in the subject you wish to add.

  

Meeting Subject Specialization

 
Subject Specialization for an endorsement is met in one of two ways:

  

    1. Complete the course requirements for the endorsement, or
    2. Complete a Florida school district's approved in-service add-on program for the endorsement.

  

Once you have added an endorsement to your Temporary Certificate, the endorsement will carry over to your Professional Certificate once you complete requirements for the Professional Certificate in your subject. Remember to request the endorsement along with the subject on your application for the Professional Certificate.