Florida Teacher Certification Examinations

Testing requirements for certification are described in Section 1012.56, Florida Statutes, and in 6A-4.0021, Florida Administrative Code. The Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) include the FTCE Subject Area Examinations, FTCE Professional Education Test, and FTCE General Knowledge Test.

The Bureau of Educator Certification at the Department of Education in Tallahassee determines individual testing requirements for certification. If you have a certification application on file, the Bureau will inform you of your individual testing requirements. The Bureau advises that teacher candidates should submit an application for certification before applying to take certification examinations. To apply for certification online, visit the Educator Certification Website. http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

After your application for certification is on file, the Bureau will issue you an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility. This statement will indicate your individualized testing requirements. If you are required to take one or more tests you can access all testing information at the following site http://www.fl.nesinc.com/. Once your certification application is on file, you may check your application status by contacting the Bureau toll free at (800) 445-6739 or by visiting the Educator Certification Web site. http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

If you have any questions regarding Florida Teacher Certification Examinations please contact Carol Bulgin at bulginc@citrus.k12.fl.us or Suzanne Swain at swains@citrus.k12.fl.us