Serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa 

ESE and 40-point Reading Recertification Requirements

F.S. 1012.585 refers to the section of the Florida legislative code that stipulates EVERY Florida educator desiring to renew a teaching credential must earn 20 inservice points in methods/strategies for teaching students with disabilities in EACH validity period.  This became effective with certificates renewing on or after July 1, 2014.  To find out more about this requirement, view the presentation or brochure.  Link to the presentation at  F.S. 1012.585 REGIONAL Presentation.  Information on how to read transcripts and locate ESE coursework necessary to renew a Florida teaching certificate can be found at f.s.1012.585_brochure_0.pdf

This same legislation also contained a 40-point reading renewal requirement which takes effect with certificates renewing in 2025.  Please see this document, 40-point Reading Renewal Requirement, for more information.