Certification Information

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

  1. Meet one of the eligibility options listed above.
  2. Complete an online application with the FLDOE.
  3. Pay the application fee which is $75/subject.
  4. 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 here for Certification Application Troubleshooting.

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.

Contacts for Certification

Carole Gray, Certification Specialist
Phone: (352)671-7781

Robert Grissom, Assistant Certification Specialist
Phone: (352)671-7517

Tia Harrison, Clerk Specialist
Phone: (352)671-7793