6A-4.0012. Application Information  


Effective on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • 1(1) Application process. To apply for evaluation of eligibility for a Florida Educator’s Certificate, an individual shall submit to the Bureau of Educator Certification the following:

    27(a) A completed Form CG-10, Educator Certification Application and a nonrefundable application fee. Form CG-10, Educator Certification Application, 45(46http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-0878348), 49effective November 2017, is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule. The form may be submitted online via the Department of Education, Educator Certification website 78at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, or may be retrieved from the website and submitted via postal delivery to the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification, Room 201, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. The nonrefundable application fee is prescribed below:

    1181. Request for evaluation of eligibility for an initial athletic coaching, temporary or professional certificate (INITIAL) – $75.00 per subject;

    1382. Request for upgrade to a professional certificate to include all coverages and endorsements already issued on a temporary certificate (UPGRADE) – $75.00;

    1613. Request for addition of a coverage or endorsement to a valid certificate (ADDTEMP, ADDPRO) – $75.00 per subject;

    1804. Request for update to and a printed copy of a valid certificate solely to reflect a change in name (NMCHANGE) – $20.00;

    2035. Request for a duplicate printed copy of a valid certificate (COPYCERT) – $20.00;

    2176. Request for deletion of a coverage or endorsement from a valid certificate (DROPSUBJ) – $20.00 per subject;

    2357. Request for upgrade to a five-year athletic coaching certificate (UPGRADE) – $75.00;

    2488. Request for a new five-year athletic coaching certificate (REAPPLY) – $75.00;

    2609. Request for verification of qualifications for current or expired Florida certificates – $20.00, or

    275(b) A completed Form CG-10R Renewal or Reinstatement Application and a nonrefundable application fee. Form CG-10R, Renewal or Reinstatement Application (296http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08784298), effective November 2017, is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule. The form may be submitted online via the Department of Education, Educator Certification website at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, or may be retrieved from the website and submitted via postal delivery to the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification, Room 201, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. The nonrefundable application fee is prescribed below:

    3681. Request for renewal of a professional certificate that has not yet expired (RENEWAL) – $75.00;

    3842. Request for renewal of a professional certificate that is received by the Bureau of Educator Certification or by a district school board office after the expiration of the professional certificate as specified in rule 4196A-4.0051, 420F.A.C., shall be submitted with a $30.00 late fee in addition to the nonrefundable application fee (LATE RENEWAL) – $105.00; and,

    4413. Request for reinstatement of an expired professional certificate (REINSTATEMENT) – $75.00 per subject.

    455(2) College transcripts. Each college transcript filed for certification purposes shall bear the seal of the institution and the signature of the registrar or other official designated by the president of the institution and shall include descriptive titles, credits, and grades for all courses listed. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States shall include an English translation. Transcripts shall not be returned after the application has been processed and the applicant has been advised regarding eligibility for certification.

    533(3) Completed applications.

    536(a) A completed application shall consist of the completed web-based or hardcopy application form, nonrefundable application fee, official documentation of academic preparation as specified in rule 5626A-4.003, 563F.A.C., and other documents required by rule or law to process the application. The applicant shall be advised of additional information that is required to complete the application.

    591(b) If the information required to complete the application has not been received in the Bureau of Educator Certification, Florida Department of Education, or in the district school board office within twelve (12) months from the date of receipt of the application, the application shall expire and the fee shall be forfeited.

    643(4) Funding for the recovery network program for educators. Two (2) dollars of each seventy-five (75) dollar certification fee shall be designated to fund the recovery network program for educators.

    673(5) 674District application process. Form CG-10D, Online Educator Certification Application – District Version, (687http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08785689), effective November 2017, is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule. 705Each district school board office shall process requests prescribed in paragraphs (a)-(e), submitted via Form CG-10D, Online Educator Certification Application-District Version for the issuance of certificates for employees of the school district via the Department of Education, Educator Certification web-based system at https://webnetwork.fldoe.org/ as follows:

    750(a) An application for renewal of a professional certificate. School district employees shall submit a completed online application, Form CG-10D, Renewal Application, at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, and the nonrefundable application fee prescribed in paragraph (1)(b) of this rule, to their employing district school board office.

    793(b) An application for an addition of a subject to a valid professional certificate based upon a passing score earned after July 1, 2002, on the bachelor’s degree level Florida subject area test. School district employees shall submit a completed online application, Form CG-10D, Addition of Subject via District Application, at 844http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, and the nonrefundable application fee prescribed in subparagraph (1)(a)3. of this rule, to their employing district school board office.

    864(c) An application for an addition of an endorsement area to a valid certificate based on the completion of approved inservice core components or a district add-on endorsement program. School district employees shall submit a completed online application, Form CG-10D, Addition of Endorsement via District Application, at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, and the nonrefundable application fee prescribed in subparagraph (1)(a)3. of this rule, to their employing district school board office.

    931(d) An application for a valid certificate printed solely to reflect a change in name. School district employees shall submit a completed online application, Form CG-10D, Request Name Change, at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, and the nonrefundable application fee prescribed in subparagraph (1)(a)4. of this rule, to their employing school district; and,

    980(e) An application for a duplicate printing of a valid certificate. School district employees shall submit a completed online application, Form CG-10D, Request Copy of Certificate Application, at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/on-line-application-status-lookup-site.stml, and the nonrefundable application fee prescribed in subparagraph (1)(a)5. of this rule, to their employing district school board office.

    1028(6) The employing school district shall remit on a monthly basis to the Department of Education thirty (30) dollars of each seventy-five (75) dollar fee and seven (7) dollars of each twenty (20) dollar fee collected for processing application requests for the issuance of certificates for costs to maintain the Department of Education, Educator Certification electronic database, web-based application processing systems, and the official personnel records of persons to whom certificates are issued.

    1101(7) The employing school district is responsible for retention of all documentation of each application request it processes for the issuance of a certificate for any individual employed by the school district and maintaining custody of the documentation as records in the employee personnel file. The documentation shall include, but need not be limited to, the employee’s completed application request form and documentation of academic preparation, professional development training, or other evidence establishing the successful completion of applicable educator certification eligibility requirements. Upon request or as required by law, the documentation of educator certification application requests incorporated in the employee personnel file shall be made available to authorized Department of Education personnel in the course of conducting an investigation of any legally sufficient complaint filed against such employee.

    1229(8) Military Fee Waivers.

    1233(a) An individual is eligible for  a waiver from the department for the  application fees prescribed in subparagraph (1)(a)1., 2., or 3. of this rule, if he or she:

    12621. Is a member of the  of the U.S. Armed Forces or a reserve component who is serving, or who has served, on active duty or is the spouse of such a service member;

    12962. Is an honorably discharged veteran  of the U.S. Armed Forces or an honorably discharged veteran of a reserve component who served on active duty  or is the spouse or surviving spouse of such veteran; or

    13323. Is the surviving spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or reserve component who was serving on active duty at the time of death.

    1359(b) To apply for a fee waiver, a request must be submitted via the Department of Education, Educator Certification website at http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/military/ along with documentation establishing that the applicant meets the requirements for a fee waiver under subparagraph (8)(a)1., 2., or 3 of this rule. The following chart lists the required documentation:

    1411BASIS FOR WAIVER OF FEE

    1416DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

    1418Member of Armed Forces

    1422Military ID card

    1425Spouse of member of Armed Forces

    1431Military dependent ID card (DD Form 1173)

    1438Member of reserves, serving or served active duty

    1446Military ID card and Activity Duty Report (DD Form 220) or Military ID card and orders for active duty

    1465Spouse of member of reserves, serving or served active duty

    1475Military dependent ID card (DD Form 1173) or Military dependent ID card (DD Form 1173-1)  and spouse’s DD Form 220 or spouse’s orders for active duty 

    1501Honorably discharged veteran

    1504Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 Member 4)

    1517Spouse or surviving spouse of honorably discharged veteran

    1525DD Form 214 Member 4 of spouse and marriage certificate

    1535Honorably discharged veteran of reserves, served active duty

    1543DD Form 214 Member 4

    1548Spouse of honorably discharged veteran of reserves, served active duty

    1558DD Form 214 Member 4 of spouse and marriage certificate

    1568Surviving spouse of member of armed forces on active duty at time of death

    1582Official documentation from Department of Defense

    1588Surviving spouse of member of reserves on active duty at time of death

    1601Official documentation from Department of Defense

    1607(c) Additional documentation. Where the required documentation submitted does not establish eligibility, due to a name change or other circumstance, the applicant will be notified by the Department within ninety (90) days and afforded the opportunity to submit additional documentation to verify eligibility. 

    1650(d) 1651I1652ndividuals eligible for veterans and military fee waivers shall not be responsible for payment of the following initial certification fees as per paragraph (1)(b) of this rule:

    16791. Request for evaluation of eligibility for an initial athletic coaching, temporary or professional certificate (INITIAL) – $75.00 per subject;

    16992. Request for upgrade to a professional certificate to include all coverages and endorsements already issued on a temporary certificate (UPGRADE) – $75.00;

    17223. Request for addition of a coverage or endorsement to a valid certificate (ADDTEMP, ADDPRO) – $75.00 per subject;

    1741(e) 1742All documents submitted to verify eligibility for military fee waivers will be retained in the certification record maintained by the department and will not be returned to the applicant. Approval for military fee waivers  remain valid for five (5) years from the date issued unless a document used to verify eligibility indicates an earlier expiration date or end date of its validity and in that case, validity of the fee waiver expires when the verifying document expires. In no case, shall a person use or attempt to use a fee waiver if the person does not meet the eligibility criteria set forth in subsection 18461012.59(3), F.S.

    1848Rulemaking Authority 18501001.02, 18511012.55, 18521012.56, 18531012.586, 18541012.59 FS. 1856Law Implemented 18581012.31, 18591012.32, 18601012.55, 18611012.56, 18621012.586, 18631012.59, 18641012.798 FS. 1866History–New 7-6-82, Amended 9-27-83, Formerly 6A-4.012, Amended 12-25-86, 10-26-88, 5-2-90, 4-24-91, 7-7-92, 5-3-94, 7-18-95, 9-17-01, 11-25-03, 12-27-04, 1-1-08, 10-21-09, 12-31-14, 11-21-17, 11-28-18.

     

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