Reinstatement Subject and Examination Chart


How to use this chart

  • Find the subject coverage in the left column that matches the subject area shown on your expired Florida Professional Certificate.
  • ​Read across to the corresponding column on the right to find the test that you should register to take to reinstate the expired subject. The name of the subject area test you take and pass corresponds to the subject coverage shown on your reinstated certificate when all requirements are complete.
  • If two or more tests are shown for your subject in the right column, then you may select and take one of the tests to reinstate. However, keep in mind that the subject shown on your reinstated certificate will match whichever test(s) you take and pass.

Examples:

1. Emotionally Handicapped
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

2. English
English (5-9) or English (6-12)

Example 1: If your expired certificate shows Emotionally Handicapped, register for the Exceptional Student Education exam. If you pass the exam and complete remaining requirements for reinstatement, your reinstated certificate will show the coverage of Exceptional Student Education (K-12).

Example 2: If your expired certificate shows English (any grade level), you may take either English test shown in the right column. If you choose the English 5-9 exam your reinstated certificate will reflect English (5-9); if you choose the English 6-12 exam, your reinstated certificate will reflect English (6-12).

Subject Coverage Shown on Expired Certificate

Current Test to Take and Coverage That Will be Reinstated on the Certificate


Administration
Educational Leadership

Administration/Supervision
Educational Leadership

Agriculture
Agriculture (6-12)

Art
Art (K-12)

Art Education
Art (K-12)

Biology
Biology (6-12)

Business Education
Business Education (6-12)

Chemistry
Chemistry (6-12)

Computer Science
Computer Science (K-12)

Drama
Drama (6-12)

Early Childhood
Pre-kindergarten/Primary Education (PK-3) or Elementary Education (K-6)

Earth Science
Earth-Space Science (6-12) 

Earth-Space Science
Earth-Space Science (6-12)

Economics
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership

Educational Media Specialist
Educational Media Specialist (PK-12)

Elementary Education
Elementary Education (K-6)

Emotionally Handicapped
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

English
English (5-9) or English (6-12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (K-12)
ESOL (K-12)

Family and Consumer Science
Family and Consumer Science (6-12)

French
French (K-12)

General Home Economics
Family and Consumer Science (6-12)

General Science
General Science (5-9)

Geography
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Geology
Earth-Space Science (6-12)

German
German (K-12)

Guidance
Guidance and Counseling (PK-12)

Guidance and Counseling
Guidance and Counseling (PK-12)

Health
Health (K-12)

Health Education
Health (K-12)

Hearing Disabled
Hearing Impaired (K-12)

Hearing Impaired
Hearing Impaired (K-12)

History
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Home Economics
Family and Consumer Science (6-12)

Humanities
Humanities (K-12)

Industrial Arts
Technology Education (6-12)

Industrial Arts-Technology Education
Technology Education (6-12)

Instrumental Music
Music (K-12)

Journalism (repealed 6/23/16)
English (5-9) or English (6-12)

Junior High School
English (5-9) or English (6-12) or General Science (5-9) or Mathematics (5-9) or Mathematics (6-12) or Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Latin
Latin (K-12) 

Marketing
Marketing (6-12)

Mathematics
Mathematics (5-9) or Mathematics (6-12)

Media Specialist
Educational Media Specialist (PK-12)

Mentally Handicapped
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (repealed 10/25/2011)
English (5-9) or English (6-12) or General Science (5-9) or Mathematics (5-9) or Mathematics (6-12) or Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Music
Music (K-12)

Music Education
Music (K-12)

Physical Education
Physical Education (K-12)

Physically Impaired
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Physics
Physics (6-12)

Political Science
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Preschool Education
Preschool Education (Birth through age 4)

Primary Education
Pre-kindergarten/Primary Education (PK-3) or Elementary Education (K-6)

Psychology
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Reading
Reading (K-12)

School Psychologist
School Psychologist (PK-12)

Science
General Science (5-9)

Social Science
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Social Studies
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Sociology
Social Science (5-9) or Social Science (6-12)

Spanish
Spanish (K-12)

Specific Learning Disabilities
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Speech (repealed 6/23/16)
English (5-9) or English (6-12)

Speech Correction (issued based upon a master’s degree)
Speech-Language Impaired (K-12)

Speech Correction (issued based upon a bachelor's degree)
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Speech-Language Impaired
Speech-Language Impaired (K-12)

Varying Exceptionalities
Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Visual Disabilities
Visually Impaired (K-12)

Visually Impaired
Visually Impaired (K-12)

Vocal Music
Music (K-12)

Vocational Agriculture
Agriculture (6-12)

Note: Career and technical (vocational) subject areas previously issued based upon less than a bachelor's degree may not be reinstated on a Florida Professional Certificate.

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