Contacts for Certification
Carole Gray, Certification Specialist
Robert Grissom, Assistant Certification Specialist
Tia Harrison, Clerk Specialist
Certificate Eligibility Options
Option 1: Have a bachelor’s or higher degree in a qualified major. Review a list of qualified majors.
Option 2: Have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and pass a subject area exam. Register here.
Option 3: Complete an education program at an approved, accredited university.
Option 4: Have a valid, out of state certificate in a comparable subject to a subject area issued by the FLDOE.
Process for Educator Certification
- Meet one of the eligibility options listed above.
- Complete an online application with the FLDOE.
- Pay the application fee which is $75/subject.
- Mail your official college transcripts to the FLDOE.
Bureau of Educator Certification
Florida Department of Education
Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Click to find How-to Videos from the FLDOE for submitting on-line applications.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 1012.57, Certification of adjunct educators, and 1012.56 (2)(a)-(f) and (10), Educator certification requirements, the Marion County School District has a process for issuing adjunct teacher certificates. Click on Adjunct Teacher Certification for additional information.