Skip to Content
Professional Development
Skip Navigation

Professional Learning (PL) Catalogs

District professional learning systems must include a PL catalog that identifies the educational training programs, called components of professional learning, that may generate points toward recertification or add-on certification.

Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes (F.S.), the School Community Professional Learning Act, sets forth requirements for educational training programs with further requirements outlined in State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.071, F.A.C. The PL catalog must be updated and approved by the district school boards on an annual basis by September 1 and written verification must be submitted annually to the Commissioner of Education by October 1.

To assist districts and teachers in the transfer of inservice points from one Florida school district to another, the Department of Education offers a Transfer of Inservice Form (PDF).

Though this form can ensure accurate inservice records transfers, district use is not required.

Professional Learning Catalog Component Numbering

Assistance in development of PL catalog component numbers is available through the Automated Staff Information System Database Manual:

Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs

Section 1012.575, F.S., gives district school boards, as well as private school organizations and charter school consortiums with a state-approved professional learning system, the authority to develop Add-On Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs that meet local needs and provide a mechanism whereby a teacher who is already certified may add an additional coverage to their certificate without having to take college courses.

Each add-on program must be approved by the Florida Department of Education. The Department has created a manual for the development of add-on programs (PDF).

A list of approved Add-On Programs can be found at Approved Add-on Programs. Please direct all inquiries related to Add-On Endorsement Programs to

Office Contact:

Should you have additional questions regarding professional learning catalog or need further assistance, please reach out to the Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention at or 850-245-0435.