Required Areas of Mastery

The Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC) determines your certification requirements after you submit an application for certification. 

Submit official transcripts and other certification documents to the following address:

Bureau of Educator Certification
Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

To become a certified teacher in Florida, there are three areas of knowledge that you must demonstrate through passing the corresponding examinations or meeting the requirements through an alternate method. Click on the links below to learn more about each category in depth.




For more information about certification, contact the BEC toll free at (800) 445-6739 or click here.