Florida Teacher Certification Examinations

The Florida Teacher Certification Examinations, or FTCE, are a set of tests developed with the purpose of certifying that all teacher candidates demonstrate the necessary content and pedagogical knowledge to effectively educate students in the State of Florida.

The Florida Educational Leadership Examination, or FELE, is a test developed to ensure that all school administrator candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead in Florida’s schools.


Exam Registration
All FTCE and FELE exams must be registered through NES Inc website


Exam Day Requirements

We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time.

You must provide an acceptable and not-expired form of government-issued photo identification with signature, webcam photo, and e-signature verification before beginning an assessment. Read our Rules and Procedures.


Disability-Related Accommodations

If you are seeking to request disability-related accommodations you can get more information on Pearson’s Alternative Arrangements.


About the Test

Additional Information

The Office of Postsecondary Assessment at the Florida Department of Education is responsible for all aspects of the FTCE and FELE, including developing, administering, scoring, and reporting the results.

The Department develops and administers the FTCE and FELE examinations in partnership with its contractor, Pearson. Beginning in October 2007, Pearson assumed responsibility for the FTCE/FELE test administration, scoring, and reporting activities.

You may find more information about these tests, including scoring and reporting at the FTCE/FELE Facts webpage.

Get information about the specific tests here. If you have questions about taking the test, contact FTCE/FELE Customer service.

Here you may find resources available for every test in the FTCE/FELE program.


FTCE/FELE Customer Service

FTCE/FELE Customer Service
Evaluation Systems
P.O. Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9018

 (866) 613-3281
 FTCE/FELE Email Communication

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday–Friday, excluding the following holidays: 2021: Jan 1, Jan 18, May 31, Jul 5, Sep 6, Nov 25–26, Dec 24, Dec 31