A valid Florida Educator's Certificate is required under Florida law by all teachers. Securing and updating a certificate is the responsibility of the teacher. SCPS Certification staff is here to provide you with guidance, but you must fulfill the requirements and complete all procedures.
All certification processes and fees for an individual that holds an active three year temporary Florida Educator certificate MUST be done directly with the State.
In-service point verification can be checked through Employee Self Service and clicking on My Points.
- Applying for Initial Certificate (must pay fees online with the State)
If you hold a Professional Educator Certificate, your application for a change/addition and renewal must be submitted for processing through the Seminole County Public Schools Certification Office.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you hold an active Professional Florida Educator Certificate you may now pay certification fees using a credit card, If paying with credit card please use following link,
If you are paying by credit card for a Professional Florida Educator certificate renewal or you are wanting to add a subject to your Professional certificate, please attach a copy of your credit card receipt to the SUMMARY page you have downloaded from the State and send it to the District Certification Office by courier ESC/HR/CERT.
We also will still accept checks and money orders payable to SCPS, if do not want to use a credit card.
Seminole County Public Schools offers state approved add on programs for Gifted Endorsement, ESOL Endorsements and Reading Endorsements. Contact the Teaching and Learning department to register.
Are you new to teaching in Florida or Changing careers?
Teacher Information and Certification Sessions are held each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
Seminole County Public Schools
Educational Support Center/Human Resources
400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, Florida 32773