The Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)
- Consists of two test types, the Professional Education Exam (PEd) and the Subject Area Exam (SAE)
- Are a requirement to earn a Florida Teaching Certificate
- Are a requirement to teach a specific subject area
What Are the Two Tests, and Which One(s) Should I Take?
The FTCE has two tests. Please read the following descriptions to determine which test you will be required to take.
The PEd is a multiple-choice test. If this is your first Florida Teaching Certificate, you must take the PEd Exam, which is used to measure students' knowledge of five content bases, including:
- Personal development
- Appropriate student behavior
- Planning instruction
- Implementing instruction
- Evaluating instruction.
If this is your first teaching certification, or if you are adding a specific subject area to your certification, you will need to take the SAE.
Subject area exams measure content area knowledge for:
- Degreed academic and vocational subject areas
- Non-degreed Occupational Specialists
Scheduling the FTCE
- Before you can take the exam, you must register through the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee.
- To locate a testing site, visit the Test Dates and Sites page.
How Can I Get More Information About the FTCE?
For more information on the FTCE:
- Refer to the State of Florida's FTCE Web page
- Contact your county school district human resources department