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Reinstatement of a Professional Certificate

Effective with Applications Received January 7, 2003, and After

Requirements for Reinstatement:

Frequently Asked Reinstatement Questions:

Submitting Fingerprints

  1. I am employed or am seeking employment with a Florida public school district or charter school. Do I need to complete the fingerprint process indicated in the fingerprint processing instructions mailed to me from the Bureau with my reinstatement letter?
    No. If you are seeking employment with a Florida public school or charter school, the personnel staff in the district office where your school is located will assist you with completing the fingerprint process and send the results to the Bureau of Educator Certification. Charter school employees are also fingerprinted for certification through the district school board's personnel office.
  2. I am employed or seeking employment with a private school in Florida. Do I need to complete the fingerprint process indicated in the fingerprint processing instructions mailed to me from the Bureau with my reinstatement letter?
    Yes. If you are not employed in a Florida public school district, you will need to complete the fingerprint process indicated in the fingerprint processing instructions. Your certificate will be issued when the requirements are complete and your fingerprint clearance has been received from FDLE and FBI.
  3. I am not seeking employment with a school at this time. Do I need to complete the fingerprint process indicated in the fingerprint processing instructions mailed to me from the Bureau with my reinstatement letter?
    Yes. If you are not employed in a Florida public school district, you will need to complete the fingerprint process indicated in the fingerprint processing instructions. Your certificate will be issued when the requirements are complete and your fingerprint clearance has been received from FDLE and FBI.
  4. I have a criminal offense record. Will that delay the issuance of my reinstated certificate?
    Before any certificate may be issued by the Bureau of Educator Certification an individual must present fingerprints processed by the FDLE and the FBI. IF the results of that processing reflect a criminal offense record, the records must be reviewed by Professional Practices Services. Issuance of the certificate is contingent upon the results of that review.

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