Renewal Requirements/Inservice History

Renewal Requirements and In-service History

Renewal Requirements

  • Six (6) semester hours of college credit or equivalent must be earned during each renewal period.
  • Sixty (60) in-service points are equivalent to three (3) semester hours of college credit. (120 points renews the certificate).
  • A passing score on the Florida subject area test specific to the coverage to be renewed is equivalent to three (3) semester hours of college credit for renewal purposes.
  • A valid certificate issued by the NBPTS (National Board) will renew the Florida certificate only in the subject shown on the national certificate for as long as the national certificate remains valid.
  • Teaching a college course at an acceptable institution may be used the same as credit earned for that course.

For a printable DOE brochure on renewal requirements follow this link: DOE Brochure

In-Service Record

Contact the ProEd facilitator at your school site or Helen Pannelli, Professional Development, for information concerning your component points.

General Information

Employees of Citrus County Schools will be sent an email with instructions on renewing their Professional certificate in the last year of their validity period. Generally this occurs in October, prior to the expiration date of June 30. Renewal requirements must be completed during the last validity period of the certificate and prior to the expiration date. It is the responsibility of the teacher to obtain documentation of the completed requirements. Official transcripts of any coursework used for renewal must be provided. In-service credit will be verified by the ERO (Electronic Registrar Online) after the renewal application has been submitted.

The Bureau of Teacher Certification's mailing address is: Bureau of Teacher Certification
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines St
Room 203, Florida Education Center
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Florida Department of Education can be reached at:
1-800-445-6739 (from in the state of Florida)
1-850-488-2317 (from outside the state of Florida)

Our mailing address is:
Citrus County Schools
Human Resources Department
1007 W. Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450