Educator Certification

Mail official transcripts to:

Bureau of Educator Certification
Florida Department of Education
Room 201, Turlington Building

325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Contact the FLDOE:


Click the appropriate box below to find out more about your certification requirements.

**New Endorsement**

The Florida Department of Education is excited to announce the launch of the Civics Seal of Excellence Endorsement Course. This video-based course is engaging and will prepare educators at all grade levels to implement the revised K-12 civics and government standards.

Click here to view additional information.

Payment to the district for:
Renewal of Certificate
Addition to Certificate
CTE Certificate

All first-time Florida educators must send their official college transcripts to the Florida Dept. of Education. Transcripts must be mailed to the FLDOE, unless sent electronically through FASTER or SPEEDE.

If you have a degree from another country, it must be evaluated by an accredited organization to determine its US equivalency, and then the official evaluation should be mailed to the FLDOE.

new teacher certification

New/Returning Teachers

If you have a valid teaching certificate from another state, attach a copy of it to your online application as the Florida Department of Education has certificate reciprocity with all states. It depends on what type of certificate and what subject you hold in that state that will determine what you are eligible for in Florida.  

military certification

Military Certification/Fee Waiver

April 1st in the last year of your certificate is the Martin County School District's deadline to finish the requirements to upgrade or renew your certificate

temp to pro

Temp to Pro Requirements


Renewal of Professional Certificate for Current MCSD Employees

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Renewal Process for Non-MCSD Employees

Are you a career changer who is interested in teaching? Click the box to find out how to turn your experience into a teaching career.

cte certification

Career & Technical Educator Certification

athletic coach cert

Athletic Coaching Certification

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Addition of Subject/Endorsement