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Certification Application Fee Schedule

The following nonrefundable application fees are authorized by the State Board of Education pursuant to Certification Rule 6A-4.0012.

  • Initial Florida Certificate
    If you are applying for initial Florida certification (i.e. you never held a Florida certificate, you hold Florida certification of another type, or your Florida certificate expired more than one year ago), the application fee is $75 per subject.
     
  • Upgrading from a Temporary to a Professional Certificate (Educator or Speech Language Impaired Certification)
    If you are applying for upgrade to a Professional certificate in one or more of the subjects on your Temporary certificate, and the Temporary certificate is currently valid or expired within the past year, the application fee is $75.
     
  • Addition of a Subject
    If you are applying for evaluation of eligibility in an additional subject or to add a subject (a coverage or endorsement) to a currently valid Temporary or Professional Certificate, the application fee is $75 per subject.
     
  • Removal of a Subject
    If you are applying to remove a subject (a coverage or endorsement) from a currently valid Temporary or Professional Certificate, the application fee is $20 per subject.
     
  • Renewal of a Valid Professional Educator Certificate
    If you are applying to renew a currently valid Professional Educator Certificate (with one subject or more than one subject), the application fee is $75.
  • Late Renewal of a Professional Certificate
    If your Professional Certificate expired within the past year, and you completed all of your renewal credits before the certificate expired, the total application fee is $105 ($75 basic renewal fee plus a $30 late application fee).
  • Reinstatement of an Expired Professional Certificate
    If you are applying to reinstate an expired Professional Educator Certificate, the application fee is $75 per subject.
  • Athletic Coaching Certification
    If you are applying for initial 3-year, upgrade to 5-year, or new 5-year Athletic Coaching Certification, the application fee is $75.

To complete the required fingerprint background screening, applicants may incur a fingerprint processing fee, applicable retention fees and/or additional costs assessed by individual school districts and livescan service providers. Employees of public or approved nonpublic schools must consult their employer.‚Äč