The Florida Department of Education requires that educators earn six semester hours of college credit every five years as part of their certificate renewal. Our courses can also help with reinstatement requirements.

Per F.S. 1012.585, effective July 1, 2014, recertification candidates must take the equivalent of at least 1 credit hour of Exceptional Student Education coursework per recertification period. The SPC College of Education offers several courses to help current teachers meet this requirement. See the DOE website for:

How To Enroll

  1. Apply to SPC online as a credit student and receive your student ID. The program/student plan is DG-NO--Upper Division Non Degree, then choose Recertification-Non Degree. Be sure to include all Florida residency information and documentation and pay the application fee or your application may not be processed.
  2. Provide a copy of your educator's certificate (or DOE number) and bachelor's degree official or unofficial transcripts to Francine Fuentes at or fax 727-444-6081.

Students enrolled in renewal courses are classified as non-degree; however, courses are graded/for credit and will be reflected on an official SPC transcript. Official transcripts must be requested by the teacher in MySPC and sent to the DOE for renewal credit. 

For questions about this program, contact the College of Education at 727-341-3550 or email