A place for current employees
Current employees can find all certification information on theHUB by logging in with your PCPS credentials.

  • Adding a Subject Area/Endorsement
  • Renewing Professional Certificate
  • Temporary Certificate Information

More Renewal

Testing Information

o   FTCE Testing Website:  www.fl.nesinc.com

o   FTCE Test Study Assistance:  https://polkschoolsfl.com/pd

o   FTCE Study Resources:  Provide a link to the attached information FTCE Study Resources

Upgrade to the Professional Certificate

Please follow the 3 Steps listed below to upgrade to the professional certificate when one of the following occurs:

  • During the last year of your temporary certificate (Expires in June of the current SY), or
  • All requirements listed on your SOE have been met.

Step 1: Go to Florida Department of Education’s website: https://flcertify.fldoe.org/datamart/login.do

Step 2: Log into your VERSA account.

Step 3: Choose the “Upgrade to Professional Certificate” application.

  • Complete the application

Include all coverages that are currently on your temporary certificate.

Document at least one year of teaching experience.

  •  Submit the application fee of $75.00 directly to the FLDOE.

Out-of-Field Teachers

Per state statue, PCPS must regularly report a list of out-of-field teachers. Teachers are identified as out-of-field based upon their teaching assignment and student enrollment, as required in the Florida Department of Education Course Code Directory. Teachers who teach one or more classes of a subject that is not a subject area listed on their Florida Educator’s Certificate are considered out-of-field.