Alternative Certification Routes
Education Preparation Institutes (EPIs) are an alternative method (other than the traditional coursework route) for completion of professional education requirements for non-education majors. Many colleges offer approved EPI programs which honor the professional education college courses and the professional education competency requirement. Successful completion of an EPI will meet professional certification eligibility requirements. A complete state-approved EPI providers list can be found at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/preparation/epi.stml. Also, an approved testing route is available with the American Board Certification Passport to Teaching. For information visit the American Board Certification Passport for Teaching website or phone 1-877-669-2228.