Florida Department of Education
DOE – FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – CERTIFIED TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR LIVESCAN ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTING PROCESS
Pursuant to Chapter 435 –
Section 435.04, directes applicants – employees to be electronically fingerprinted for background screening in state and national criminal databases. This is known as a level 2 background screening. Considerations for background screenings include – disqualifying offenses for applicants – employees who have positions of great trust and responsibility, working with vulnerable populations.
Qualified persons seeking certification of the Florida Department of Education – Certified Teacher or Administrator must be livescanned – fingerprinted screened in accordance to Florida Statutes. Qualified persons can not be convicted of any disqualifying offense. Certification is not possible until a background screening has been completed, with the results submitted for Educator Certification.
RECIPROCITY FOR OUT-OF-STATE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Florida has two reciprocity routes for certified teachers and administrators to qualify for their Professional Certificates.
Route 1: Valid Standard Certificate Issued by a State Other than Florida
The certificate shall be the valid standard educator’s certificate issued by that state which is comparable to a Florida Professional Certificate, and Be issued in a subject comparable to a Florida certification subject, and Require the same or higher level of training required for certification in that subject in Florida, and The certificate must be currently valid (not expired or revoked).
Route 2: Certificate Issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
National Board Certification (NBC) is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board certified teachers who successfully complete its rigorous certification process.
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