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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 for 2015

Certification Application Information

Apply for renewal or add a subject area to a valid Florida Department of Education Teaching Certificate.

*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.

Pay using the payroll deduction option. (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

Florida DOE Applicant How-To Videos

Florida Department of Education

Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE)

Foreign Training Website

General Knowledge Exam

Military Veterans Certification Pathway

Professional Development Certification Program

Renewal Credit in Teaching Students with Disabilities - Technical Assistance Paper

Upgrading From The Temporary To The Professional Certificate

Loan Forgiveness Information

Florida Grant, Scholarship & Loan Programs

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Information

Out of Field Teachers

List of out-of-field teachers as of July 25, 2023. This list is posted as a requirement of Florida Statute 1012.42(2).

Florida Statute 1012.42(2)