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ESE - 20 In-service Credit Renewal Requirement

Effective July 1, 2014, all individuals applying for recertification in Florida are required to have 20 in-service credits or 1 college credit hour in instructing students with disabilities. This requirement is included within the 120 in-service credit or six hours of college credit.

Staff related information can be found at this link: Certification

For the following information, Email the District Certification Office at

  • Certification Application Request
  • Certification Laws and Rules
  • ESOL Course Approval
  • ESOL Training Requirements
  • Out of Field Requirements
  • Testing Information/Study Guides


ESE Endorsement Tuition Support Program 

The ESE Tuition Support Program provides financial assistance to ESE teachers or speech-language pathologists who are teaching students identified as having autism spectrum disorder or Pre-K/ESE in Florida public schools. BEESS is advertising tuition support to assist teachers seeking an endorsement in autism and Pre-K/ESE. Please include announcements of the ESE Endorsement Tuition Support Program in regional notices, listservs or newsletters for teachers.

To view the application, go to the Florida’s Personnel Development web page.

For questions, contact Ms. Melanie Morales at