The Santa Rosa County School District Certification office works with applicants to become certified teachers as well as our current teachers to maintain their teaching certificates. We are happy to assist with and discuss options for becoming eligible to teach and provide information and guidance. We work closely with the Florida Department of Education to ensure our teachers are in compliance with Florida laws regarding Certification. However, the educator is responsible for application submission, monitoring validity dates, earning renewal credits during the validity of certificate, completing requirements per your Status of Statement of Eligibility and payment of applicable fees.
Important Changes at the FLDOE
The Florida Dept. of Education implemented a new online Educator Certification System known as VERSA on November 20, 2017. All Educators and applicants must complete the onboarding process to create new login credentials before renewing or adding an area to their certificate. https://flcertify.fldoe.org/datamart/login.do
Links of Interest
New Florida Certification - http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/pathways-routes
Out of State Certification Reciprocity – http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/pathways-routes/certified-teacher-or-administrator.stml
Certification Examinations – http://www.fl.nesinc.com/
Certificate Renewal requirements per Florida Statute 1012.585
Six semester hours of college credit, or 120 in-service points to include one semester hour of college credit or 20 in-service points in Teaching Student with Disabilities (SWD). All renewal credits must be earned during the validity period of the Professional Certificate and prior to the expiration of the Certificate. NOTE: Educators may only renew during the last year of the certificate’s validity period and prior to the date of the certificate expiration.
**Payment for Certificate Renewal or Addition of area or endorsement via District Application
We now offer a convenient way to submit payment for Certificate renewal or additions to your certificate. Please CLICK HERE to access.
Adding Subjects or Endorsements to Professional Certificate
**NOTE: There are certain areas that require the FLDOE to process. Please contact your Certification Specialist before submitting an application to add a subject or endorsement to your certificate.
Adding a Subject or Endorsement via District Application
From the Quickstart menu under “Manage your License” choose Add Endorsement Via District OR Add Subject Via District and payment is made to the district. We offer several payment options. Online, check made payable to SRCSB, money order, cash or CLICK HERE to pay online.
Adding an area to a Temporary Certificate
The FLDOE processes applications to add subjects/endorsements for those that hold a Temporary Certificate. Payment for the addition is made to the FLDOE.
Military Certification Fee Waivers – The Florida legislature passed a bill that grants waivers for fees associated with becoming a teacher. The waiver is for military personnel, veterans and their spouses. For more information and/or to complete a waiver request, click on the following link. http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/military/
Click here to view a list of our Out-of-Field Teachers.