The Certification Office oversees and enforces the District’s compliance with the local, state and federal regulations governing the employment, qualification, licensure and/or certification of administrators and teachers. The Certification Office also provides general certification information, counseling, and guidance.


This web site will provide you with information on an array of
certification topics that pertain to obtaining and maintaining a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.

              OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Wednesday: 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Certification Staff
Kim Pirtle  -- Manager
Graciela Vazquez Area 1
Stefanie Fitzwilliam Area 2
Jacquelyn Richardson Area 3
Ushinda Pitts Area 4
Kim Pirtle Area 5
Leonor Diaz OOF & ESSA

Certification Office Contact



(561) 434-8202  (PX 48202)


(561) 434-8992  (PX 48992)



Certification/Highly Qualified Standards Office
School District of Palm Beach County
3300 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite A-152
West Palm Beach, FL 33406



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