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Educator Certification

Wakulla County School District is committed to hiring educators who are certified, qualified and teaching in-field for their respective positions. Educators are responsible for maintaining a valid Florida or District certificate. Certain positions allow for professional licensure in lieu of educator certification. Information concerning Florida Educator Certification can be found at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/index.stml.

Initial Florida Educator's Certification 

In order to obtain an educator certification from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE),  make application and payment to the FLDOE at https://flcertify.fldoe.org/datamart/login.do.  Official college transcripts are required to be sent directly to the FLDOE for review.

After the FLDOE reviews the application, they will issue a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) indicating if you are eligible or are not eligible for a certificate.  Once you receive the SOE indicating you are eligible, you may be hired as a teacher.  The SOE outlines requirements for obtaining a temporary and a professional certificate.

Certificate Renewal Information

Six (6) semester hours of college credit to include at least one (1) semester hour in teaching students with disabilities (SWD) must be earned during each renewal period to renew your certificate.  Acceptable College Credit Equivalencies for renewal may be viewed on the FLDOE website.

  • Renewal requirements must be completed during the last validity period of the Professional Certificate and prior to the expiration of the Professional Certificate. It is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain current information regarding renewal requirements from the employing school district or Bureau of Educator Certification.                                            
  • The application form and appropriate fee must be submitted during the last year of the validity period of the certificate and prior to the expiration of the Professional Certificate.

Certificate Renewal Process for Current WCSB Employees

WCSB Steps in the Certificate Renewal Process
WCSB FAQ on Certificate Renewal
Certificate Renewal Application Steps
Steps for Reviewing ePDC Points
Applicant How-To Videos (fldoes.org)

Transferring Professional Development Points

Inservice completed during the validity period of current professional certificates may be transferred between Florida school districts. The process involves communicating with the school district from which points were earned and the Wakulla County School District Instructional Services Department.  ESOL, Reading, and SWD in-service points are bankable if earned while holding a valid professional certificate.

Contact Lori Sandgren, Curriculum Coordinator at (850) 926-0065, ext.9510, or email to lori.sandgren@wcsb.us for professional development information.

Certification Examinations Website

FTCE/FELE Contractor's Website
 

Adding an Endorsement

Adding an Endorsement through Passing the Reading Certification Exam
Adding an Endorsement through Reading Endorsement Competency Coursework 
Adding an Endorsement through District Coursework

Adding a Subject Area

Adding a Subject Area with Versa