• Thank you for visiting the Pinellas County Schools office of Instructional Certification. We hope that this site provides individuals with current and relevant information about Florida's rules, regulations and requirements regarding teacher certification, the renewal process for professional certificates and links to helpful resources. Our goal is to support the district's goal of a high performing workforce by insuring that appropriately certified educators are in all classrooms. 

     

                            Important News about Instructional Certification

     

    For the next 120 days, exam fees for teacher certification-related examinations will be waived, and test takers who were unable to take an exam due to test site locations closing will be granted an extension to meet these requirements.

     

    Effective through July 31, 2020, anyone wishing to take or retake any of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations will have the opportunity to take any such tests free of charge. Furthermore, the deadlines to take these tests will be tolled through July 31, 2020.

    COVID-19 UPDATE (test center closures, rescheduling, refund information, etc.)

     

    Florida Department of Education Web Portal - Effective December 1, 2017, all State Educator Certification Applications, Renewals, and Additions must be submitted electronically via the FLDOE's web portal.

     

    Renewal and Reinstatement of a Professional Certificate. - Educators whose application for certificate renewal with a beginning validity date of July 1, 2020.  Rule 6A-4.0051 

              

    Florida House Bill 887 Beginning with the 2020/2021 school year, HB 887, requires certified teachers who provide reading interventions under a school district's K-12 comprehensive reading plan to be certified or endorsed in reading. 6A-6.053 K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan