• Renewal Requirements
    PROFESSIONAL Educator's Teaching Certificate

    Click here to download the renewal requirements as a PDF document

    You MUST have a minimum of 120 Master Inservice Points.
    • One (1) semester hour of college credit or its equivalent twenty (20) Master Inservice Points (MIPs) MUST be in teaching students with disabilities (SWD).  This requirement applies to ALL holders of a Florida professional educator’s certificate regardless of assignment or position, including teachers,  administrators, retirees, and charter school employees; however, it does not increase the total renewal credit required.
    Complete all of your points and submit your Educator Certification application to the District Certification Office no later than January of your expiration year.
    • For questions on certification, please contact Robbie Stanek at (239) 377-0364 or Roxy Duvernay at (239) 377-0363.
    • You can locate your current number of master inservice points by viewing your Professional Learning Transcript in the CCPS Portal. 



    Courses offered by the District Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department and Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) are advertised in iBriefings with registration available through iLearnU.  Many of these courses are open to all educators, with earned MIPs counting toward the  Students with Disabilities (SWD) renewal requirement for a professional certificate.
    • Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Island Coast Center offers free professional development alternatives (PDA) and other courses throughout the school year (facilitated and independent modules available).

      -- The State FDLRS Center offers online PDAs to supplement what is available locally. Click here for offerings.

    • Principals may choose to offer learning activities with focus on specific strategies and techniques that relate to instructing students with disabilities, utilizing for example, site-based special educators as trainers. For ideas, and for the training to count toward the required 20 MIPs, please follow the process outlined on the School-Based MIPs towards Teaching Students with Disabilities document.