Serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa 

BESE PD Portal

Various online learning opportunities are available!  Links to virtual events sponsored by FDLRS and open for registration/application are found below.  If no links are visible, that means events have already happened or that they are not open to general registration/application.  Please return to check this page for future advertisements. 

Independent Study

Courses that are available 24-7 and open to any Florida-certified educator are found at www.fl-pda.org.  Scroll to click on INDEPENDENT STUDY and click the "New User/Register Here" link if it is the first time accessing this system.  Complete Facilitated PDA courses will also be advertised here when registration periods are open.  If no link to facilitated PDA courses appears on this page, it means the courses have already started.  Watch this page for future advertisements for Winter and Spring course offerings.  PLEASE NOTE that not all courses typically offered count for ESE points, and not all typical courses offered are eligible for inservice points.  Review the PDA Portal Catalog document for specific information on course content and point eligibility. 

Independent Study courses are available 24-7 on the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE) PD Portal, www.fl-pda.org.  Click on the INDEPENDENT STUDY link, complete the demographic information requested, and then the listing of courses available will appear.  Please review the "Independent Study on the PDA Portal for ESE Requirement" document, in the gray box to the right, to determine which on-demand courses will count toward the requirement for 20 points in methods/strategies for teaching ESE students in every validity period. 

FACILITATED COURSES

The state offers a schedule of courses each quarter, also through the www.fl-pda.org site under Facilitated Courses.  If there is an orange banner on the facilitated course site, that means there are current statewide offerings for which you are welcome to register.  If no orange banner is present, it means there are no currently offered courses for which registration is being taken.  Please check back at a later date.  

Online Training