How to verify that a teacher’s certificate is valid

In the state of Florida any certified professional teacher can perform a homeschool portfolio evaluation. Many counties ask that the teacher provide their certificate number on the evaluation letter. We suspect that this is so they can check to see if the teacher that performed the evaluation is currently qualified to do so.

In the state of FL it is possible for parents to also check online to verify that a teacher’s certificate is current. You can search by the teacher’s name, or by their Florida DOE number. Go to the following page on the Florida Department of Education website:

Florida Department of Education Certificate Lookup

Checking a certificate will save you time and aggravation later if it turns out that the teacher that evaluated your child does not have a current certificate. We have never heard of this happening, but it’s nice to know that this feature is available if you do need to use it.

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I am a home schooling parent since 1999 and a U.S. certified teacher since 1993. I am also an approved standardized test administrator. I spent 12 years full time teaching in the classrooms of public and private schools in Europe, the U.S.A. and South America, and I have been homeschooling our children with my very Wonderful, Beautiful and intelligent wife for the past 13 years, I am extremely inspired everyday to promote homeschooling and excellent home education in every way possible.

Curtis

I am a home schooling parent since 1999 and a U.S. certified teacher since 1993. I am also an approved standardized test administrator. I spent 12 years full time teaching in the classrooms of public and private schools in Europe, the U.S.A. and South America, and I have been homeschooling our children with my very Wonderful, Beautiful and intelligent wife for the past 13 years, I am extremely inspired everyday to promote homeschooling and excellent home education in every way possible.

4 thoughts on “How to verify that a teacher’s certificate is valid

  • May 19, 2011 at 10:00 am
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    Hello Curtis. I would like to know what your DOE number please. Thank you.

  • September 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm
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    I am listed with the FL state Dept of Education as Charles C. Tucker with a Primary Level certificate and a Integrated certificate K – 9th grade. I can do evluations & testing at any grade level through 12th grade.

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