Hillsborough County Public Schools and district offices will be closed Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd for Spring Break. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 25th. Students return to school Tuesday, March 26th.
Instructional applicants will need to follow these steps to acquire a State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educator’s Certificate:
Non-education majors and teachers from outside the state of Florida:
Apply to the Florida Department of Education (www.fldoe.org), which includes submitting transcripts and application fees ($75.00 per subject) and the certificate from outside Florida if applicable.
Upgrading from a temporary certificate to a professional certificate - within the validity window of the temporary certificate, these steps are required:
Pass the Florida General Knowledge Test – must pass within the first year of employment
Pass the Florida Subject Area Examination
Pass the Florida Professional Education Test
Non-education majors must also complete the Alternative Certification Program in HCPS or a program through an accredited university
Certification Application Fee Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
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