Temporary Certification Requirements

The three-year nonrenewable Temporary Certificate may be issued to an applicant who does not qualify for the five-year Professional Certificate but meets these requirements:

Holds a valid Official Statement of Status of Eligibility which reflects no deficiencies in subject area specialization. Earns a 2.5 GPA in the subject area requested for the initial area of certification.

Obtains full time employment in a position for which a Florida Educator's Certificate is required in a Florida public, state supported or non-public school. A location that has a Department of Education approved system for documenting the demonstration of required professional education competence. Satisfies the fingerprint requirement.

For information on how to receive an official Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Department of Education follow this link: