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Certification Help


PLEASE NOTE:  The Florida Department of Education launched
a new application system November 20, 2017


The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) launched a new online Educator Certification System.  All Florida educators will need to create a profile in the FLDOE Online Licensing Service site in order to gain access to submit evaluation requests for new certificates, renewals and subject area additions.  If not indicated as your main email address, please provide your district email address as an alternative email.


Hard copy applications for district processing to renew or add subject areas to a FL certificate may no longer be accepted.  While the new FLDOE system will enable Florida educator certificate holders to apply for evaluation of renewals and subject additions online, payment for each MCSD (current only) educator transaction will be made by sending a $75 check or money order payable to Monroe County School District to the District HR Certification Office.     



Come enjoy our beautiful community, share your talent and have fun at work by
staying on vacation longer through encouraging life-long learning while teaching!

Welcome to Certification Assistance for Monroe County

Monroe County Public Schools needs new teachers every year---in all grade levels, in all subjects and in all schools throughout the Florida Keys.

Our 8,800 students are very diverse and eager to learn.  Our community brings rich experience from other cultures and speaks many different languages.  Bring your expertise and experiences to enable our kids to reach new heights.

We encourage individuals who are interested in teaching as a profession to contact us to discuss the certification process.  Prospective teachers are invited to complete the formal online paperless application for employment at:​ 

We are looking for teacher applicants: a) who hold Florida certification, b) holding educator certificates from other states, and/or c) with at least a BA degree and a strong desire to make a difference with kids and teach in our district. 

To qualify for an educator position in Monroe County, you need eligibility for Florida certification with a Florida Statement of Eligibility.  Please apply for FL certification eligibility online at the FL DOE Online Licensing Service site and obtain an FL DOE number.  If you wish to call the Florida DOE Bureau of Educator Certification to discuss the certification process, they may be reached at 800-445-6739. Send required documents with FL DOE number indicated, which would include a front AND back copy of a any valid out of state certificate you may have and official transcripts showing date degree(s) conferred to:

Florida Department of Education

Bureau of Educator Certification

Suite 201, Turlington Building

325 W. Gaines Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400


The following documents may assist you in determining how to qualify for a Florida teaching certificate:

The FL DOE will send you a Statement of Eligibility listing any requirements to become professionally certified in Florida for the area(s) you applied, which may require a Florida subject area exam. To register for a Florida subject area exam you may go to the following website  If you have additional questions about the registration process, you may contact the testing agency directly at 866-613-3281.  Test scores are sent automatically to the FL DOE in approximately 30 days from the date you pass exams.


Once you have a FL Statement of Eligibility, please go to our PATS applicant system and indicate your answer as “YES” you have applied for FL certification and apply for teaching positions in Monroe County.  You will need to upload copies of your official transcripts showing date degree(s) conferred (unofficial transcripts, diplomas and online printouts are unacceptable), out of state certificate, FL certificate or Statement of Eligibility, Instructional Resume and complete three eReference requests.   To speed this process, consider using personal email addresses and phone numbers for eReferences instead of corporate.


For certification assistance please contact or 305-293-1400 ext 53331.

THANK YOU For Your Interest in Teaching in The Florida Keys, Where The World Vacations!

Come Join us!  Together, we're: 

Charting the Course for Change!


An ever-changing and diverse world will require students to adapt, to learn new skills, to analyze challenges, and to overcome obstacles.

Therefore, the MISSION of the Monroe County Schools is to empower all students to become responsible and contributing global citizens.

FLDOE New Application System!

Please note that the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) moved to a new application system November 20, 2017.

All Florida educators must establish a new user account for access to the FLDOE Online Licensing Service site to ensure receipt of important education issues and certificate notifications by email and to submit evaluation requests online for renewals and subject area additions. Hard copy applications for district processing will no longer be accepted. If not indicated as your main email address, please provide your district email address as an alternative email.

After MCSD (current only) educators apply to the FLDOE
Online Licensing Service site to renew or add a subject area to their FL certificate, payment by $75 check or money order made to Monroe County School District for each transaction must be sent to the District HR Certification Office.

ESOL In-Service Courses
You may sign up at for

Courses offered at two locations on four alternating Saturdays:

ESOL Applied Linguistics
Marathon Middle/High School Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24 & Apr 7, 2018 or
Sugarloaf School Jan 20, Feb 3, Mar 3 & Apr 21, 2018.…

ESOL Cross-Cultural Communications & Understanding
Marathon Middle/High School Apr 28, May 5, May 12 & May 19, 2018

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


ESOL district-offered courses are at no cost to participants!

Priority will be given to teachers who need the course to complete their 300 hours or who need a course to remain in compliance with their ESOL training.

The ESOL Instructor will teach the 60-hr ESOL courses and report your completion to the district for you to receive 60 in-service points in My Learning Plan. While you must attend all four Saturdays, you may request prior Instructor approval to make-up a missed session at the alternating location.

If you are unable to get into the class you desire or have any questions regarding the ESOL courses, please call Katherine Mayan at 305-289-2480 ext. 55382.

Please do not inquire with others about your ESOL requirement. They may have completely different requirements than you. If you have any questions regarding your ESOL requirement, please contact

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