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Professional Certification Renewal Process

OCPS employees that hold a valid state issued professional teaching certificate must apply for renewal online with the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification. Please indicate #48 – Orange County as your district affiliation, if not displayed already.

If you have not logged onto the new Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) online application system, you will need to complete the New Account Setup and Initial On-boarding Process first, click here for instructions.

Once you have an account, apply online with the FLDOE for your renewal: click here to apply. Please note: You must have completed your renewal credits to include 20 in-service points in teaching Students with Disabilities (SWD), before you can submit your application for renewal.


Once you log in you should see the screen below. Click on the "Select" button next to "Renewal Application" to start the application process with the Florida Department of Education.


Renewal Application from Florida Department of Education


Please submit payment to the OCPS Certification Department after you have submitted your renewal application online to the FLDOE.

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

Click here if you would like to pay using the payroll deduction option.(May 1st deadline to accept payroll deduction forms)


For any questions, please call us at 407-317-3221, option #1 or email certification@ocps.net.