Professional Development


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How many inservice points do I need to recertify?
A:  You need 120 points taken during your 5-year certificate validity period.

Q: What happens to any extra points that I have?
A:  State law allows ESOL and Reading points to be banked for a future certification period. 

Q:  Why are points not showing in my inservice history for workshops I know I attended?
A:  There are three steps to receiving inservice credit for in-county professional development activities: 

      1.) register on ERO;

      2.) attend the activity and sign the attendance roster;

      3.) complete and submit the follow-up activity.

Districts are required to follow the Florida Professional Development Protocol Standards.  These standards require that inservice points be awarded after teachers have implemented what they have learned (the follow-up).

Q:  How do I receive credit for a college course, online course, out-of-district conference or out-of-district workshop?
A:  Complete and submit an INDE-Plan.

Q:  What is the new requirement regarding the ESE points that everyone needs for recertification?

A:  The Department of Education has released a Technical Assistance Paper that clarifies this new legislation.  Read it here.  


Professional Learning Request Form

Professional Learning Planning Form


Teacher Reimbursement Form

Individual Professional Development Plan Instructions



Electronic Registrar Online (ERO)
Professional Development Standards

2016-2017 Master In-Service Plan