Certification Steps


The Florida Department of Education is scheduled to launch its new Educator Certification System on November 20, 2017. Beginning November 9th through November 19th, transition to the new system will occur. During system transition dates, applicants and educators will only be able to access certification status as of November 9th – no updates will be permitted until after the new system is launched. Please visit the EdCert VERSA Conversion site for more information.


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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

These four steps lead to your first Florida certificate

Step 1: Complete Application Package

Step 2: Official Statement of Status of Eligibility

Step 3: Employment

Step 4: Fingerprints

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