School Library Connection


Contact Information

Florida Department of Education
Educator Certification
Turlington Building, Suite 201
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Phone: 1-800-445-6739 (toll free) or 1-850-245-5049 (outside U.S.)

Florida Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: Yes, Florida Teacher Certification Exams – Professional Education; General Knowledge; Subject Area – Educational Media Specialist

Description: The Educational Media Specialist (PK-12) is classified as a Professional Service Area. Florida provides two types of licensure (

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligibility for a licensure includes two plans:

Reciprocity: Florida has two reciprocity routes for certified teachers and administrators to qualify for a Professional Certificate (

Route 1: Valid Standard Certificate Issued by a State Other than Florida

Route 2: Certificate Issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) ( ( LMS Certification - School LIbrary Media Certification By State: Florida 0