Certificate Reciprocity Approach (Out-Of-State)(FL)

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Florida has a reciprocity route for holders of a valid standard certificate issued by a state other than Florida to qualify for the Florida Professional Certificate, bypassing the Temporary Certificate. The following criteria should be met: the certificate shall be the valid standard educator’s certificate issued by that state which is comparable to a Florida Professional Certificate, issued in a subject comparable to a Florida certification subject, and should require the same or higher level of training required for certification in that subject in Florida. Florida also accepts approved teacher preparation programs from other states for initial certification.

The Temporary Certificate allows an individual to begin teaching full-time while completing the certification exams for the Professional Certificate.


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For more information please visit the state website: http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/pathways-routes/certified-teacher-or-administrator.stml

Last updated on: June 15, 2021
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