MOVING FROM A TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE TO A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE
are expected to complete all requirements for the Professional Certificate
during the validity period of the Temporary Certificate. Temporary Certificates cannot be
renewed. Duval County Public Schools
require completion of all requirements prior to expiration of the Temporary Certificate for contract renewal and
continued employment the following school year.
Statement of Status of Eligibility (SOE) outlines the requirements necessary to
obtain a Professional Certificate. It is
your responsibility to satisfy requirements for certification within the
prescribed timeframes. When
your Florida Educator Certificate is issued, the expiration date of your
certificate takes precedence over the expiration date of your SOE.
are three examinations required to obtain your Professional Certificate:
- General Knowledge Test
- Professional Education Test
- Subject Area Exam
- The General Knowledge Test must be passed
within the first year of hire in the State of Florida. The General Knowledge Test contains four
parts. If your hire date IN FLORIDA is the first day of school
or prior to the first day of school, your deadline to have all portions of the
General Knowledge Test passed is June 30 of the school year in which you are
hired. If your hire date is after the
first day of school, your deadline to have all portions of the General
Knowledge Test passed is June 30 of the following school year. You must refer to the Certification
Information Check Sheet provided to you at your new hire appointment.
- The Professional Education Test and Subject Area
Exam must be passed prior to the expiration of your Temporary Certificate.
- Your SOE
will also outline your education coursework requirements. You may complete this requirement by
enrolling in an Alternative Certification Program, Educator Preparation Institute
Program or an accredited college.
- One year of practical teaching experience in an elementary or
secondary school is required to obtain a Professional Certificate.
a completed application and $75.00 processing fee.
- You must submit documentation of timely completion of all the
requirements listed on your SOE to FLDOE.