Certification Renewal

Current District Employees (Login Required)

Charter School Employees

Retiree/Non-District Employees
Retirees or individuals not currently employed by the School District of Palm Beach County must apply directly and submit the appropriate fee to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to renew their certificate. Please review this VIDEO to assist you in submitting your online application.

Retirees and Educators not currently working for Palm Beach County Schools that have completed inservice points on the renewing validity period within our District, can request our office to submit those points to the FLDOE through the electronic form CT-116. Please contact our office at [email protected] including in the email your Employee ID number and License information.

Professional Certificate Renewal Requirements

  • You must be in the last year of your Certificate's validity period. (Example: If your Certificate is from 7/1/2018 to 6/30/2023, you can renew any time after August 1.)

  • Inservice Points: You have earned a total of 120 inservice points and 20 of those points are in Students with Disabilities (ESE). If you have more than five certification areas to be renewed, additional renewal credit may be required.

Types of Inservice Points

  • Beacon Educator - Retiree and Non-District employees can complete inservice points, if needed, through Beacon Educator, an online school for renewal and add-on courses. Transcripts must be emailed to PBCSD [email protected]. Include Employee ID number along with License information.

  • College Credits - Complete six (6) credit hours of coursework at an accredited college or university. Coursework must reflect a grade of “C” or better. (Submit an official college transcript to the FLDOE, when using this method for renewal.) Dissertation courses do not satisfy renewal requirements.

  • SAE - Pass a Florida Subject Area Exam specific to the coverage on the Certificate to be renewed (the equivalent of sixty inservice points).
  • Teach - Teaching a college-level course at an acceptable institution may be accepted the same as credit earned for the course. (See College Level Course Teaching Verification sample.)

  • National Board - Have a valid National Board Certificate and complete the ESE twenty (20) inservice points to meet the renewal requirements. (A combination of inservice points, college credits, SAE, etc., may be used.)

  • Acceptable College Credit Equivalencies for Renewal - For information on Acceptable College Credit Equivalencies for Renewal, Appropriate Topics for Renewal Credit, and retaining all subjects on your certificate visit the FLDOE Florida Educator Certification Renewal Requirements page.

Other Information

What should I do if I do not remember my Login Credentials from the FLDOE Portal?
Try retrieving your information from the Forgot password? Or Forgot user ID? functionalities from the FLDOE portal. If you still have no access to your account DO NOT create a second account. Remember, your license information is associated with your social security number and creating a new account will not recognize your credentials. Unfortunately, District offices do not have access to the system to assist educators with this type of issue.

The FLDOE requests the educator to:

Send an email to [email protected] and request to have your password reset. The email should include the following information:
  • First and Last name
  • Date of Birth (month/day/year)
  • Department of Education File Number (Teaching License Number)
  • State the reason for the email (password reset, forgot User ID, etc.)
  • Email you would like to be contacted at if it is different from the one used
Please do not submit multiple emails for the same request, this delays the Bureau of Certification (BEC) response time. BEC staff will respond to your request as quickly as current resources allow, in the order in which the email was received in the inbox. Staff from the BEC Call Center cannot assist you in resolving this type of issue. The estimated response time from the FLDOE 4-6 weeks and can vary depending on the workload. You may contact the BEC through the Technical Assistance Tab on their website.
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