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.

Beginning in 2025, educators whose certificate expires on or after 6/30/2025, will need to earn 120 in-service points to include 20 in-service points in ESE SWD and 40 in-service points in approved READING courses IF the educator is renewing ANY of the following coverages:

● Elementary Education (K-6) or Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
● Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3)
● Primary Education (grades K-3)
● English (6-12) or Middle Grades English (grades 5-9)
● Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (grades 5-9)
● Reading (K-12) or Reading Endorsement
● English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (grades K-12)

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

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.


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 [email protected].