Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Contact Us & General Inquiries



For general inquiries, and questions about the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

  • Phone:
    1-888-224-6684 (Toll Free)
    850-245-3200
  • Mailing address:
    Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
    325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Bureau of Educator Certification

The purpose of Florida educator certification is to support the academic achievement of our students by assuring that our educators are professionally qualified for highly effective instruction. Florida educators must be certified to teach in our public schools and in many of our private schools. Educators include classroom teachers, school administrators, and other support professionals, such as guidance counselors and media specialists. The Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC) is committed to providing timely, accurate, and efficient services to all constituents.

  • Phone:
    850-445-6739
  • Address:
    Bureau of Educator Certification
    Room 201, Turlington Building
    325 West Gaines Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Board of Governors – State University System of Florida

The Board of Governors Office provides support and oversight to the twelve institutions in the State University System (SUS) to offer high-quality academic programs and related support services to prepare students for success in the global community and marketplace. Additionally, staff members work closely with the Board of Governors and university colleagues, as well as other educational, governmental, and community partners, to address academic and student concerns and opportunities that rise to a System level of interest.

  • Phone:
    800-245-0466
  • Address:
    Florida Board of Governors
    State University System
    325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Commission for Independent Education

The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education's goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.

  • Phone:
    800-224-6684
  • Address:
    Commission for Independent Education
    325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Division of Florida Colleges

The Division of Florida Colleges is a dynamic and responsive Department of Education team who act as a support system for Florida College System institutions. The division provides leadership and assistance for the 28 institutions in an effort to promote continuous improvement and education innovation within the Florida College System.

  • Phone:
    850-245-0505
  • Address:
    Division of Florida Colleges
    325 W. Gaines Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

United States Department of Education

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's 4,400 employees and $68 billion budget are dedicated to:

  • Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
  • Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
  • Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
  • Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.
  • Phone:
    800-872-5237
  • Address:
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20202