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Statement of Status of Eligibility

What is a Statement of Status of Eligibility?

The Statement of Status of Eligibility is a document that outlines the customized steps an individual needs to complete in order to become eligible for certification.


In order to receive a Statement of Status of Eligibility please complete the following steps:

  • Apply online through the Department of Education through this link You will go to Teaching>Educator Certification>Apply and Check Status>Create an Account.
  • Select the subject and grade level in which you wish to become certified in (for example, Biology 6-12).
  • Pay the $75 fee.
  • Mail official unopened transcripts from all institutions in which you earned college level credit, including the institution in which you received your bachelor's degree to:
    • Florida Department of Education
    • Bureau of Educator Certification
    • Room 201, Turlington Building
    • 325 West Gaines Street
    • Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
  • Once you have completed the online application process and your transcripts have been received, your Statement of Status of Eligibility will arrive in the mail in approximately 6-8 weeks. Please make sure to print a copy of your receipt.