Searching for ESE Points?

The BEESS PDA portal houses both FDLRS’ and other independent study courses approved by the Florida Department of Education and available to any Florida-certified educator.  Courses that WILL count in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties toward the certificate renewal requirement for 20 ESE inservice points in every renewal cycle include those listed below. 

To take an independent study, visit and click “Sign in” on the INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE link.  New users will then click the “New User/Register Here” link, and complete the demographic screens.  Record your username and password, as those will not change and can be used for taking future courses.  

Upon completion of the demographic screens, the course listings will appear.  Click the course of interest, complete in its entirety, and print the certificate of completion for your records.   Escambia does not require submission of a completion certificate; both Okaloosa and Santa Rosa do require a copy of the certificate be sent to the Professional Learning Department (PLD).  FDLRS Emerald Coast typically mines completer data for Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa school districts monthly, and reports within two weeks of the month’s end to the district’s PLD. During this period of school closures, however, completer data will be mined and reported to the PLD in your school district every two weeks.  The district will post your inservice points thereafter.

Course descriptions for independent study courses are available at
  • DeafEd Express (6 points)
  • Effective Teaching Practices for Students with Disabilities (20 points)
  • Inclusive Practices for the Developmentally Appropriate Pre-K Classroom (10 points)
  • Language Reading Connection for Deaf/Hard of Hearing (10 points)
  • Leadership for Inclusion of Students with Disabilities (20 points)
  • Math Difficulties, Disabilities, and Dyslexia (20 points)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (20 points)
  • Reading Difficulties, Disabilities, and Dyslexia (20 points)
  • Student Services for Inclusive Schools (20 points)
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities (20 points)
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Fine Arts (20 points)
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities for Physical Education (20 points)
  • Universal Design for Learning K-12 Lesson Plans (5 points)
Questions specific to online course opportunities?  Contact FDLRS at 469-5423, and press “5.”  Please leave a message with your name, email address, phone number and specific need, and we will respond as soon as possible.  
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