If you are employed by a public school district in Florida, request a district application form for certificate renewal from your school district and submit the completed application form to your employing school district. If you are employed by a private school, or if you are not currently employed as an educator, request Application Form CG-10R from your school district or the Bureau of Educator Certification and submit the completed application to the Bureau of Educator Certification. Renewal requirements must be completed prior to expiration of the current Professional Certificate. A completed application form CG-10R and 6 semester hours of college credit or the equivalent are required for renewal. It is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain current information regarding renewal requirements from the employing school district, non public school, or Bureau of Educator Certification.
The Application Form (CG-10R) and the appropriate fee (currently $75.00 for each content area) must be submitted during the last year of the validity period of the certificate and prior to the expiration of the Professional Certificate. However, the renewal application may be submitted after the expiration of the Professional Certificate if the following criteria are met:
Sixty (60) in-service points in an approved Florida master in-service program are equivalent to three (3) semester hours of college credit. A passing numerical score on the Florida subject area test specific to the coverage to be renewed is equivalent to three (3) semester hours of college credit.
Retention of Subjects on Certificates
Six (6) semester hours of college credit to include at least one (1) semester hour in teaching students with disabilities (SWD) must be earned during each renewal period to renew your certificate. A grade of at least a "C" must be earned in each college course used for renewal. In the event a subject is deleted from the certificate due to incompletion of renewal requirements, all requirements which are in effect when an application is submitted to add the subject to the certificate again must be completed.
College credits acceptable for certification purposes must be completed at a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations as specified in Rule 6A-4.003. The following courses are appropriate for renewing your Professional Certificate and retaining subject areas on your certificate:
Florida Department of Education
1-800-445-6739 (in-state)1-850-245-5049 (out-of-state)
Correspondence Inquiries:Bureau of Educator CertificationSuite 201 - Turlington Building325 West Gaines StreetTallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
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