General Hiring Requirements

Instructional Jobs
Please visit the Hiring Process for Instructional Jobs page.

Apply Online
All applications must be done online, and no paper application exists. After submitting your application, your application details are accessible by the school or department who advertised the job. They only see the information you sent at the time of application, so be sure to complete your application in full. Criteria for each job is chosen to identify candidates who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job at the highest level. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring supervisor from the school or department will contact you for an interview.

Interviews and Hiring Requirements
For positions other than administrative, interviews are conducted at the job site. If selected for a position (administrative, instructional, non-instructional), you will be contacted by the Department of Recruitment & Retention with a list of required documents for the position.

U.S. Degrees:
Required education and/or degrees must be earned from an institution accredited by an an organization recognized by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) at the time the degree was earned. Please visit,, and/or to determine if your educational institution is accredited or was accredited at the time the degree was earned.

Transcripts may be sent electronically by the college/university to or uploaded to your applicant profile. Instructions for uploading documents to the applicant profile may be viewed here.

Please Note: Candidates applying to a teaching position who have not sent their transcripts to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) must mail or hand-deliver official transcripts in a sealed envelope to the Department of Recruitment and Retention.

Foreign Degrees: 
Applicants with academic training and degrees granted outside the United States MUST submit a credential evaluation report that includes a statement of degree equivalency and a breakdown of the coursework and semester hour credits. An accredited two or four year college or university in the U.S., or a credential evaluation agency can provide this report. A partial list of approved agencies is found at

Testing Requirements
Physical Demand Test
The District will require that applicants being hired into specific job classifications pass a Post Offer Physical Demand Test (PDT). Applicants may click here to watch a video describing the test, prior to applying to any of the job classifications listed. For a list of all jobs that require the Physical Demand Test, click here.

Typing Test
Certain office positions require that you are able to type a minimum number of correct words per minute (CWPM). The Department of Recruitment and Retention oversees the typing test administered for these positions and all tests are conducted onsite. Please visit the Job Descriptions website to determine if your position of interest requires a specific typing speed. For questions, please call (561) 434-8430.
  • Hours of operation:
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (regular schedule)
    Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm (summer schedule)
  • Guidelines:
    No cell phones or cameras allowed in the typing test area.
    Only applicants taking the typing test are allowed in the typing test area.
    Children must be supervised at all times. School District employees are not permitted to supervise children.

ParaPro Test
Applicants and employees with a High School diploma may take the test to qualify for the following positions:

  • Assistant Paraprofessional I - Title I
  • Community Language Facilitator

Applicants and employees with a minimum of 30 semester hours of college earned at an institution accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may take the ParaPro test to satisfy the requirements for the following positions:

  • Assistant Behavioral/Physical Needs II - Title I
  • Assistant Paraprofessional II - Title I

For the complete Job Descriptions, please visit the Job Descriptions website.

Registration Information
The test is offered through the District's Adult and Community Education Department. To register for the test please click here. When searching for the course, enter 19790. To schedule the test, please call (561) 351-9464 or send an email to Additional information about the test and preparation materials can be found by visiting

Fee Information
There are two fees associated with the test. A $30 proctoring fee must be paid online at registration before an appointment can be made. A $55 Test fee will be collected at the testing facility the day of the test, via Debit or Credit Card, only. (No cash is accepted.) 

Testing Location Information
ACE Testing Center Palm Beach Gardens
3950 RCA Blvd., Suite 5002
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Note: If using GOOGLE MAPS, please enter ACE TESTING CENTER Palm Beach Gardens.

If you have questions about citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment, including issues relating to the Form I-9 or E-Verify processes, you can get more information about your rights by contacting the U.S. Department of Justice. You can visit its website at or call 800-255-7688 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm ET.

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