What am I paying for when I submit my application processing fee?
You are paying for a professional certification specialist to evaluate your documents and determine if you are eligible for the subject(s) for which you applied.
The specialist also prepares an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility for each subject. Each statement is valid for three years from the day it is prepared and outlines all remaining requirements for a Temporary and Professional Certificate.
Your certificate will be issued during this three year period, IF
your statement indicates that you are eligible for a certificate,
you are employed as an educator in Florida, and
we receive clearance of your fingerprints
You are also paying for the ongoing professional support and information provided by our staff.