Thank you for visiting the Hernando County School District's office of Instructional Certification. We hope that this site provides individuals with current and relevant information about Florida's rules, regulations and requirements regarding teacher certification, the renewal process for professional certificates and links to helpful resources. Our goal is to support the district's goal of a high performing workforce by insuring that appropriately certified educators are in all classrooms.

Important News about Instructional Certification

Teacher Certificates - For teachers with a certificate expiring June 30, 2024, start submitting your application for renewal by logging into your FLDOE account.

Florida Department of Education Web Portal - Effective December 1, 2017, all State Educator Certification Applications, Renewals, and Additions must be submitted electronically via the FLDOE's web portal.  

Pay Online - We are now accepting online payments for Employee Certification Renewal and Employee Certification Addition of Subject Area/Endorsement via RevTrak, please use the link below to make your payment(s).

Certification/Recertification Support

How To Videos:

  1. Initial Application
  2. Renewal Application

Educators and applicants should email FLCertify@fldoe.org for technical assistance

Hernando County School District Certification Contact

Dawn Poppe
Employee Data & Certification Specialist
(352) 797-7005, Ext. 419

Ali Taylor
Employee Data & Certification Specialist
(352) 797-7005, Ext. 367