Step 1

Apply for a Florida Teaching Certificate

Apply for a Florida Teaching Certificate at the Florida Department of Education

Florida Applicants should request that your college or university send official transcripts to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).

Out-of-State Applicants should request that your college or university send official transcripts to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). Then submit a copy of your valid, standard, out-of-state certificate to the FLDOE and School Board of Polk County /Human Resource Services-Certification Office. (Write your social security number on each copy.)

Send documentation to:

Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Certification Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
(Contact the FLDOE toll free at 1-800-445-6739)

Note:  After the FLDOE evaluates your application, they will notify you of any additional certification requirements in a letter titled Official Statement of Status of Eligibility

Step 2

Complete the online employment application.

Complete the online employment application. 

  1. Read the Tips for Managing Your Online Application.
  2. Gather supporting documentation (i.e., work experience, education history, and reference contact information).
  3. Record the assigned Applicant Reference Identification Number that you receive, in a safe and accessible location.

Step 3

View and apply for available positions using the Job Browser located within your employment application.

View and apply for available positions using the Job Browser located within your employment application.

  1. The automated Applicant Registration System (ARS) will notify you of your interview status.
  2. If/when you are selected for an interview, you will need to access your online application and accept or decline the interview.