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Professional Licensure by State - Florida

Florida accepts approved teacher preparation programs from other states for initial certification, provided that: 

  • the program area is also a subject in which Florida offers certification, and 
  • the training was completed at the same degree level required in Florida for that subject.

If you are a graduate of an approved teacher preparation program from an institution located in another state, you will likely qualify for a Temporary Florida Educator's Certificate. The Temporary Certificate allows you to begin teaching full-time while you complete the certification exams for the Professional Certificate.

Approval Status

Pima Community College’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program meets the academic requirements for initial certification.

State Website

Florida Licensure Website

Contact Information

Florida Department of Education Educator Certification
Room 201, Turlington Building 
325 West Gaines Street 
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

U.S. Toll-Free: 800-445-6739 
Outside U.S.: 850-245-5049


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