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Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE)

FTCE/FELE Questions?

To register or to obtain specific information, visit www.fl.nesinc.com or call FTCE/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.)

FTCE Fee Structure Change

In April 2013 the State Board of Education approved fee structure changes for the following FTCE subject areas.

  • Prekindergarten/Primary PK-3, beginning July 1, 2013 administration
  • Elementary K-6, beginning May 1, 2014 administration

Due to extensive changes to the fee structures for these two FTCE subject areas, please contact the FTCE/FELE contractor, Evaluation Systems Pearson, for more detailed information. The FTCE/FELE Customer Service toll-free telephone number is 866-613-3291. Customer Service Representatives are available 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.- Fri., excluding holidays.

FTCE Fees Effective September 1, 2009

The following fees were approved by the State Board of Education in May 2009 as part of the amended Rule 6A-4.0021 (PDF, File Not Found), Florida Administrative Code (FAC). The new fees apply to tests taken on or after September 1, 2009. For more information about the fees, refer to question 14 in the FTCE/FELE Frequently Asked Questions. The Department is currently working with the FTCE/FELE contractor, Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, to identify project costs that can be reduced and ways to ultimately reduce examinee testing fees. Thank you for your patience as we continue to research the fee reduction process and strive to provide a high quality testing program.

Examination Fee
General Knowledge Test, First-Time Registration $130.00
General Knowledge Test, Retake Registration $150.00
Professional Education Test, First-Time Registration $150.00
Professional Education Test, Retake Registration $170.00
Subject Area Examination, First-Time Registration $200.00
Subject Area Examination, Retake Registration $220.00


FELE Fees Effective September 2009

In July 2009 the State Board of Education amended Rule 6A-4.00821, Florida Administrative Code (FAC), to include an increase in registration fees for the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE). This rule was effective September 6, 2009. The fees for the FELE are specified in the table below.

FELE Registration Fee
First-time FELE Registration $215
Retake FELE Registration $225

If you are taking the FELE (Subtests 1, 2, and 3) for the first time, you will pay the first- time fee. If you took and did not pass a subtest and want to retake it, you must pay the retake fee for that subtest. Taking any FELE subtest is considered a first-time test, even if you did not take all of the available subtests; you must pay the retake fee for any subtests taken again at a later date. If you have any questions about fees or calculating the total amount you need to pay to register, please call FTCE/FELE Customer Service at 413-256-2893.

Payment Methods for FTCE and FELE

Payment must be made at the time of registration using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). If you are taking a test for the first time, you will pay the first-time fee. If you took and did not pass a test and want to retake it, you must pay the retake fee. For tests with subtests, taking any subtest is considered a first-time test, even if you did not take all of the available subtests, and you must pay the retake fee for any subtests taken at a later date. If you have any questions about fees or calculating the total amount you need to pay to register, please call FTCE/FELE Customer Service at 413-256-2893 or go to the test fees page on the FTCE/FELE contractor Web site.