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Professional Certification Renewal Process

Professional Certification Renewal Process

Employees of Okeechobee County Schools who hold a valid, State-issued professional teaching certificate must apply for renewal online with the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification. Please indicate #47 – Okeechobee County as your district affiliation, if not displayed already.  After completing the online application, educators must also complete the local application, which is found here, and submit it to Human Resources, along with a $75.00 fee.  This may be paid through cash, check, or money order (made payable to Okeechobee County Schools).

If you have not logged onto the new Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) online application system, you will need to complete the New Account Setup and Initial On-boarding Process first, click here for instructions.

Once you have an account, apply online with the FLDOE for your renewal: click here to applyPlease note: You must have completed your renewal credits to include 20 in-service points in teaching Students with Disabilities (SWD), before you can submit your application for renewal.

Once you log in you should see the screen below. Click on the "Select" button next to "Renewal Application" to start the application process with the Florida Department of Education.