Florida State Requirements

Florida Teaching License Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Florida teacher relicensing needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs. We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Florida teaching relicensure process.

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See the Florida Department of Education website for complete FL teacher relicensure information. 

Professional Certificate Renewal:

Six (6) semester hours of college credit to include at least one (1) semester hour in teaching students with disabilities (SWD) must be earned during each renewal period to renew your certificate. 
See information below on Acceptable College Credit Equivalencies for Renewal, Appropriate Topics for Renewal Credit, and retaining all subjects on your certificate.
(Below the College Credit Equivalencies are suggestions from Learners Edge)

Renewal requirements must be completed during the last validity period of the Professional Certificate and prior to expiration of the Professional Certificate. It is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain current information regarding renewal requirements from the employing school district or Bureau of Educator Certification.
College level credits used for certificate renewal must be awarded by an accredited or approved institution:

Regional accrediting associations. The regional accrediting associations are as follows:

  1. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  3. The New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  4. The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  5. The Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools
  6. The Western Association of Colleges and Schools: University of the Pacific

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.