Certification Exams

Certification exams are available through computer-based testing. For further information or registration, please visit the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) website to access complete preparation guides.

Test-Out Option
For certain bachelor’s-level subjects, earning a passing score on the appropriate Florida Subject Area Examination will qualify as demonstration of subject specialization under state rule. Once the examination is passed, it is highly recommended that you apply to add the new subject area to your certificate. This can be added at a processing fee of $75 per subject. Passing scores are only valid for 10 years. If the new area has not been added to your certificate, you will need to retake the exam after 10 years has passed. The test-out option is not available for masters-level subjects.

FTCE exams are administered via computer. Online registration is required for all exams. Visit the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations website to register.

Exams and Fees

General Knowledge Test, First Time Registration (all four subtest)  $130.00
General Knowledge Test Retake (based on one, two, or three subtest)  $32.50–97.50
Professional Education Test, First Time Registration  $150.00
Professional Ed Test Retake  $150.00
Subject Area Examination, First Time Registration  $150.00
Subject Area Examination Retake  $150.00
Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) First Time Registration  $215.00
Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) Retake  $225.00

Official test results will not be mailed, it is your responsibility to print a copy when you receive the email notification. You can review the Frequently Asked Questions regarding registration, receiving test scores, retake of exams, etc., on the FTCE website.

Effective July 1, 2015, the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) which is a pre-requisite for many Master’s programs, is an acceptable way to meet the General Knowledge exam requirement for professional certification eligibility. Scores must be earned in, or after July 1, 2015. Qualifying scores are four out of six for Analytical Writing, 151 or higher in Verbal Reasoning, and 147 or higher in Quantitative Reasoning. The official hardcopy score report is required.

All passing test results are forwarded automatically to the FLDOE, however it is the employees’ responsibility to provide the Flagler Schools Human Resources Department with a copy of your unofficial score report stating "Pass".

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