Renew a Teaching Certificate in FL
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How do I renew a teaching certificate in Florida?
Visit the Florida Department of Education Educator Certification for the information to renew a teaching certificate in FL, certification, forms for recertification, and the teaching certificate renewal process for both Florida Department of Education employees and Non-Florida Department of Education employees.
Here are step-by-step instructions for the New Online Licensing Service site from the State of Florida Educator Certification Department.
- Application for Renewal + Fee
- Official Transcripts from regionally accredited universities
- 6 semester hours of college credit. This must include at least one online semester credit course for teachers in Florida about teaching Students with Disabilities to satisfy the ESE and SWD credit requirements for certificate renewal. The SWD class must be earned during each renewal period to renew your FL certificate.
What is the new Florida Reading Requirement for certificate renewal?
As of December 22nd, 2019, there is a new requirement for FL certificate renewal. An educator whose application for renewal of a certificate with a beginning validity date of July 1, 2020, or thereafter, must have earned at least 2 college credits in the use of explicit, systematic reading instruction, developing phonemic awareness, and implementing multi sensory intervention strategies IF the educator is any of the following coverages:
- Elementary Education (K – 6)
- Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3 – Grade 3)
- Elementary Education (1 – 6)
- Primary Education (K – 3)
- English (1 – 6)
- Middle Grades English (5 – 9)
- Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (5 – 9)
- Reading (K – 12)
- Reading Endorsement
- ESOL (K – 12)
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Contact the Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Certification
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of October 23rd, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.