The FTCE has suspended all paper-based testing for the
FTCE/FELE programs due to budgetary constraints. All
testing will be computer-based and will be available at
Pearson VUE professional testing centers. Test centers
are strategically located throughout the state and examinees
will be able to sit for exams seven days a week with
morning, afternoon, and evening availabilities.
Subject Area Examination (SAE)
For additional information and registration, please go to: www.fl.nesinc.com
or contact their customer service center at (413)
256-2893. Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- These exams measure content area knowledge, usually in a
multiple-choice format. On July 1, 2002, a statute was passed
that allowed for teachers to establish eligibility for an
initial Temporary Certificate by taking and passing bachelor-level
subject area exams in lieu of taking college coursework. Certification
subjects excluded are Guidance, Reading, Speech Language Impaired,
Educational Leadership and School Psychologist. These areas
also require coursework in addition to the subject area exam.
If you were placed out-of-field, you can also take a bachelor's
level area exam to meet your mandated training requirement.
(Please review the study tips at the end of this section -
you may find them helpful in preparing for future subject
Professional Education (PED)
This multiple-choice test assesses general knowledge of five
content bases: personal development, appropriate student behavior,
planning instruction, implementing instruction, and evaluating
General Knowledge Test (GK)
The GK is a basic skills achievement test containing four
subtests: Math (multiple-choice items), Reading (multiple-choice,
passage-based items), English Language Skills (multiple-choice
items) and Essay.
ADDITIONAL TESTING INFORMATION
- If you have a valid, standard or Level
II certificate from any U.S. state or U.S. territory
and the subject(s) shown on your certificate are comparable
to subject(s) issued in Florida, then you will have
satisfied all requirements for a Florida professional
certificate and will not need to take any of the Florida
Teacher Certification Exams.
- If you took and passed the Florida CLAST exam prior
to July 1, 2002, those scores can be used in lieu of the
General Knowledge Exam, providing you submit an official
score report. The State no longer
accepts CLAST scores from transcripts. To request
an original score report, you will need to contact the testing
agency directly at 866-613-3281.
- The Florida Department of Education stopped accepting
other state's PRAXIS and NTE exams, effective July 1,