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Please make sure that all documents you send to our office contain either your social security number or Florida DOE (License) Number.

Submit official transcripts and other certification documents to the following address: Bureau of Educator Certification Room 201, Turlington Building - 325 West Gaines Street – Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

E-mail Service | Telephone Service | Personal Service

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State of Florida holidays

Email Services:

Telephone Service:

U.S. Domestic Toll-Free Number: 800-445-6739

Outside U.S.: 850-245-5049

The Bureau of Educator Certification provides an automated telephone inquiry service for teachers through use of a touch-tone telephone. This automated service is available by telephone anytime except from 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. each day.

General information available by telephone includes:

Further information available by telephone with Applicant ID Number or Florida DOE (License) Number:

  • Status of valid application or certificate
  • Last 10 documents received into or sent from your file in the last six months
  • Live access to a certification specialist during regular Office Hours.

Personal Service:

The Bureau of Educator Certification provides information and assistance for visitors to the office on the second floor of the Turlington Building in Tallahassee during regular office hours. To schedule an appointment with an Educator Certification Specialist, please call 850-245-9796. While walk-ins are welcome, it is highly recommended that you make an appointment to ensure prompt service and guarantee that an Educator Certification Specialist will be available to meet with you.