Applying for FLDOE Certification

Application for a Florida Department of Education Teaching certification is made through the FLDOE website.

  • Create an account via this link. For additional information, please click here.
  • Apply for Initial Teacher Certification. (It will say 5 year renewable on the application, regardless of the type of certificate you are eligible for.)
  • Submit fee ($75.00 per subject area)
  • Mail a set of official transcripts* to the Florida Department of Education or, if you have a job offer with the District, bring them directly to the District's Certification Office. The Certification Office can submit them on your behalf.
    *Foreign Transcripts - Applicants who completed training outside of the United States should submit a credential evaluation report. This report may be provided by one of the following:
    - An accredited four-year college or university in the United States, or
    - A current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or
    - A current member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE), or
    - A credential evaluation agency approved by the Bureau of Educator Certification.
  • If you have taught in another state and have a valid teaching certificate from that state, please upload your valid Out of State certificate into your application.

Once all documents have been received by the FLDOE, a Statement of Status of Eligibility will be mailed to you. Please note, it may take 7-10 weeks for documents to post to the FLDOE website once they are received. Then, once the application is complete, it may take another 7-10 weeks to process the application for eligibility.

FLDOE
Bureau of Educator Certification
Suite 201, Turlington Building
325 W. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(800) 445-6739

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