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Temporary Teacher Apprenticeship Certification Pathway

Florida issues a five-year Temporary Teacher Apprenticeship Certificate for individuals who do not qualify for the Professional Certificate, but meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the requirements of Section 1012.56(2)(a),(b),(d),(e),(f), F.S.
  • Must hold a valid official statement of status of eligibility as specified in Section 1012.56(1), F.S., which reflects that the applicant has satisfied specialization requirements.
  • Must hold an associate degree from an accredited postsecondary institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in that degree program as determined by a participating employer in accordance with Rule 6-5.067, F.A.C.
  • Must be selected by a participating employer to participate in the Teacher Apprenticeship Program in accordance with Rule 6A-5.067, F.A.C.;
  • Must have been accepted by the Florida postsecondary institution offering related instruction for the participating employer’s Teacher Apprenticeship Program, as verified by a participating employer in accordance with Rule 6A-5.067, F.A.C.
  • Must complete the subject area content requirements specified in state board rule or demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge as provided in Section 1012.56(5), F.S.
    • Must earn a 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.
  • May only submit the application for the subject in which you are seeking certification. Cannot submit an application for endorsements.
  • Must satisfy the fingerprint requirement.

There are three steps to complete the certification process and each step is outlined below.

Step 1

Create Account

Online Application will be available in January 2024.

  • Once you arrive at the Quick Start Menu, you will need to select Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC) when asked “What are you applying for?”
  • Next, you will select the Temporary Apprenticeship Certificate Application from the options in the Choose Application drop-down box. Click the blue “Select” button to begin the application.

Step 2

Once you have created your online account, please email TeacherApprenticeshipCertification@fldoe.org for instructions on submitting the following:

  • Official transcript emailed from the registrar.

Step 3

The purpose of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) is to ensure that all teacher candidates demonstrate the necessary content and pedagogical knowledge necessary to effectively instruct students in Florida.

  • Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) is administered to educators seeking initial certification in the K-12 system.
  • Upon completion of the exam, an unofficial score report will be issued.
  • The official FTCE score report will be submitted to BEC within four (4) weeks.