Teacher Certification

  • The School District of Manatee County (SDMC) partners with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to assist with navigating the Florida Educator Certification process.

    SDMC Certification Specialists provide certification information and related services to administrators, educators, prospective educators, and other constituents. They are trained to explain current laws and rules governing eligibility for a Florida Educator Certificate, and to carry out their statutorily authorized certification responsibilities. They ensure that all educators within Manatee County are compliant with Florida laws pertaining to educator certification.

    If you have questions about Teacher Certification, please email certification@manateeschools.net.


  • IMPORTANT - New Rules for Teacher Certification

  • How to Renew Your Certificate

  • Reading Endorsement and Literacy Micro-Credential

  • Certificate Additions

  • Adding an Endorsement/Subject Area

  • Adjunct Teacher Certificate

  • Athletic Coaching Certificate

  • Non-Degree Career & Technical Certificate

      Tips for Accessing FLDOE Online

      • Mandatory Account

        All applicants and educators must establish ONE account with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Online Licensing Service system. Don't forget to use a personal email address, rather than one issued by your employer. Do not create multiple accounts, or you will have to contact FLDOE at flcertify@fldoe.org to have the accounts merged.



        Create an account or login to your existing account at https://flcertify.fldoe.org/datamart/mainMenu.do.

        You may be prompted to match your account to existing Florida certification records. Your social security number and date of birth are required to complete this process.

        Information and options to manage your license will be displayed based on your current Florida certification record.

        Forgot your password? No worries, just click on the recovery link.


        Renewal Reminder

        When it is time to renew, FLDOE will automatically open a renewal application for you, and send a reminder to the email on your account. You must respond and complete the renewal before your certificate expires. For questions, please contact FLDOE at 1-800-445-6739.


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