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Certification's Mission

The mission of the Orange County Public Schools Certification Office is to provide a highly qualified teacher in every classroom who cares that every student, every day, learns and achieves academically. 

Certification serves as a liaison between Orange County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) Certification to ensure compliance with state statutes and rules relative to educator certification.

You may contact the Certification Department at 407-317-3221 or via e-mail at certification@ocps.net.



IMPORTANT CERTIFICATION INFORMATION:
Not an education major, or thinking about changing careers?  Use the info-graph below to see your next steps before you are able to be hired in an instructional position in the state of Florida.

 

Governor’s Sterling Award


Certification Application Information

To apply for renewal or to add a subject area to a valid Florida Department of Education Teaching Certificate, click here.

*Please submit payment to the OCPS Certification Department after you have submitted your application online to the Florida Department of Education. 

If you would like to pay by credit card please call the Certification Department at: 407-317-3221, option #1.

If you would like to pay using the payroll deduction option, please click here.

General Information on Renewal Requirements can be found on the Florida Department of Education's website.



CTE District Application
Career & Technical Education Application for a District Vocational Certificate

 

Resource Links

Military Certification Fee Waivers

Renewal Credit in Teaching Students with Disabilities - Technical Assistance Paper

Florida Department of Education

Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE)

Foreign Training Website

Florida Grant, Scholarship & Loan Programs

Professional Development Certification Program

Out of Field Teachers

List of out-of-field teachers as of August 3, 2018. This list is posted as a requirement of Florida Statute 1012.42(2).

Florida Statute 1012.42(2)