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Additions or changes to certificates; duplicate certificates.
F.S. 1012.586
1012.586 Additions or changes to certificates; duplicate certificates.A school district may process via a Department of Education website certificates for the following applications of public school employees:
(1) Addition of a subject coverage or endorsement to a valid Florida certificate on the basis of the completion of the appropriate subject area testing requirements of s. 1012.56(5)(a) or the completion of the requirements of an approved school district program or the inservice components for an endorsement.
(a) To reduce duplication, the department may recommend the consolidation of endorsement areas and requirements to the State Board of Education.
(b) By July 1, 2018, and at least once every 5 years thereafter, the department shall conduct a review of existing subject coverage or endorsement requirements in the elementary, reading, and exceptional student educational areas. The review must include reciprocity requirements for out-of-state certificates and requirements for demonstrating competency in the reading instruction professional development topics listed in s. 1012.98(4)(b)11. At the conclusion of each review, the department shall recommend to the state board changes to the subject coverage or endorsement requirements based upon any identified instruction or intervention strategies proven to improve student reading performance. This paragraph does not authorize the state board to establish any new certification subject coverage.
(2) A reissued certificate to reflect a name change.
(3) A duplicate certificate to replace a lost or damaged certificate.

The employing school district shall charge the employee a fee not to exceed the amount charged by the Department of Education for such services. Each district school board shall retain a portion of the fee as defined in the rules of the State Board of Education. The portion sent to the department shall be used for maintenance of the technology system, the web application, and posting and mailing of the certificate.

History.s. 46, ch. 2003-391; s. 27, ch. 2008-235; s. 12, ch. 2017-116.