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Military Veterans Certification Pathway

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida issues a 5-year Temporary Certificate for military veterans who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and meet all of the following preliminary requirements:

  • Minimum of 48 months of active duty military service with an honorable/medical discharge on DD214.
  • Minimum of 60 college credits with a 2.5 grade point average on an official transcript.
  • Passing score on a Florida subject area examination for bachelor’s level subjects (except Exceptional Student Education K–12) which demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge.

Applicants who meet the preliminary requirements will be issued a Statement of Eligibility with the following final requirements:

  • Employment in a Florida school district with an assigned mentor.
  • Cleared background screening.

Application Guidance

  • Before applying for this pathway, complete a waiver request for the Military Certification Fees Waiver (MCFW).
  • Complete the online application for the Temporary Military Veterans Certificate: https://flcertify.fldoe.org/datamart/login.do