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Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE)

FELE Questions?

Visit www.fl.nesinc.com or call FELE Customer Service toll-free at 866-613-3281 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Mon.- Fri., excluding holidays. (The Automated Information System is available by phone 24 hours daily.)

FELE Examinees Prior to January 1, 2014

In November 2012, the State Board of Education approved the competencies and skills for FELE 3.0 (i.e., Fourth Edition). As a result, the new FELE was officially implemented beginning January 1, 2014. The memorandum (PDF) issued by the Department of Education in 2013 further explains the changes to the FELE.

Examinees who took the FELE prior to January 1, 2014, must have taken and passed all 3 subtests of the previous version of the FELE in order to use their scores for certification purposes. The previous version of the FELE was administered between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013.

If an examinee took all 3 subtests of the FELE prior to January 1, 2014, but did not pass 1 or more of the subtests, then the examinee must take all 3 subtests of the new FELE in order to use their scores for certification purposes. The reason examinees must take the entire examination, despite having passed one or two subtests of the previous FELE, is that the entire examination has been revised and subtest content from the previous FELE does not correlate with subtests on the new FELE.

Examination Information (prior to January 1, 2014)

The old FELE covered the eight areas of the Florida Educational Leadership Core Curriculum previously listed in the rule. The eight areas were divided into three subtests:
  • Subtest 1 - Instructional Leadership: Instructional Leadership; Managing the Learning Environment; Learning, Accountability, and Assessment
  • Subtest 2 - Operational Leadership: Technology; Human Resource Development; Ethical Leadership; Decision-Making Strategies
  • Subtest 3 - School Leadership: Community and Stakeholder Partnerships; Diversity; Vision

Each subtest consists of multiple-choice questions. Subtest 3 also contained a written performance assessment designed to determine proficiency in written communication. The essay was scored holistically by trained experts.

Competencies and Skills: Third Edition (prior to January 1, 2013)

The Competencies and Skills Required for Certification in Educational Leadership in Florida, Second Edition (PDF, 359KB) is a publication produced by the Florida Department of Education. It includes a comprehensive listing of the State's previous requirements for demonstrating competency and knowledge in the areas of Instructional Leadership, Operational Leadership, and School Leadership. The third edition contains the competencies and skills approved by the State Board of Education in 2008 for the examination administered prior to January 1, 2014. Go to the FELE Competencies and Skills Webpage to view the current edition of the FELE Competencies and Skills.