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Instructional Certification



At this time, Temporary and Professional Certificates scheduled to expire on June 30, 2020 are extended for an additional month and remain valid until July 31, 2020. The DOE is in the process of making this update to their educator certification system, and it should be reflected on the applicable educators' certificates in the coming weeks.  

Effective April 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) candidates may register for FTCE exams free of charge. This offer applies to all examinations provided for in State Board Rule 6A – 4.0021, Florida Administrative Code. Vouchers will remain valid for up to one year from the date of registration. However, test site availability through April 16th, 2020 is currently limited due to COVID-19-related closures in Florida and nationally due to federal and local safety guidelines. 

As testing sites open, Florida examinees will be scheduled for testing on a first-come, first-served basis. Beginning April 1, 2020, you may visit http://www.fl.nesinc.com/ to register for free examinations through midnight, July 31, 2020. Please note that any FTCE registrations made prior to April 1, 2020 are subject to current fees; however, examinees who have paid these fees may cancel registrations up to 24 hours prior to their scheduled test time and receive a full refund. 

Please note that the voucher code to register for free exams is FTCESpring2020. 

Our goal is always to provide you with as much information as possible, but we request your patience in this rapidly evolving situation. Please visit the FDOE Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage regularly for the most current information. You may also access the FDOE Q&A Guidance document for specific guidance.  Please stay safe, and thanks for all the work you do on behalf of students and educators throughout the state of Florida. 

Thank you for visiting the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Instructional Certification.  Our goal is to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have regarding teacher certification.  Most of your questions may be answered on our website, however feel free to reach out to us through email PersCert@dadeschools.net or any of the emails listed on this website.

-What’s New-

Add the  Reading Endorsement by receiving a passing score on the Reading Subject Area Exam.  (WB 27062)


1.  State of Florida Educator Certification Applications, Renewals, and Additions must be submitted electronically via the FLDOE’s web portal.

2.  Payments must be made online (click here) or in person with MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards. 

Applicants (Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Charter Schools)

All Teaching positions require a Temporary or Professional educator certificate. (State or District)

Current Teachers (Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Charter Schools)

Make sure your certifications are up-to-date.

Athletic Coaches

Athletic Coaches required a valid Temporary or Professional or an Athletic Coaching certificate.


District applications are still being accepted in paper form to the Office of Instructional Certification. Fill out, print and send: