Step 1

Present documentation that reflects your Highly Qualified (HQ) status.

Documentation should be presented to the Certification Department in one of the following ways:

Option A: College Credits

    • Submit official transcript(s) documenting a minimum of 60 semester hours from an accredited college/university.
      • Access your Polk County Schools online employment application and upload your unofficial transcript within the Upload Transcript section of your application. The transcript must reflect any/all conferred degree or credit hours successfully completed, the date degrees were conferred or coursework completed, and the college/university issuing the transcript.

Option B: Passing score of 464 on the ParaPro Assessment

    • Register for the ParaPro Assessment: Email spenny@flsouthern.edu to request information
      on available test dates and registration details.

        • ETS ParaPro Assessment Information
        • Florida ParaPro Assessment Testing Centers & Contacts
    • Instead of submitting the original or notarized copy of the ETS results to HR: Access your Polk County Schools online employment application and upload original or notarized copy of the original ETS Score Report documenting a passing score of at least 464 within the Uploading Credentialing Documentation section of your application.

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.