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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 [email protected].

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(May 1st deadline to accept payroll deduction forms)

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

General Knowledge Exam - District Questions

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 January 6, 2020. This list is posted as a requirement of Florida Statute 1012.42(2).

Florida Statute 1012.42(2)