ESE Requirement for Renewal

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  • Beginning July 1, 2014, any applicant for renewal or reinstatement of a Florida professional certificate must earn at least (1) semester hour of college credit or the equivalent 20 inservice points of training in the instruction of students with disabilities (SWD). 

    If you have a total of 20 points from any of these courses listed on your inservice record, during your certification period, you have met the requirement for renewal. If not, there are many OPTIONS in Broward for completing these 20 points.

  • Option 1: Independent Online Study Modules through the BEESS Portal

    Option 1: Independent Online Study Modules through the BEESS Portal

    These independent study courses are available in a variety of topics, ranging from non-credit to 20 inservice credits. To access these independent study courses: go to www.fl-pda.org - on the right side under Independent study, select Register/Sign-in to create an account and then enroll.

    Broward Country receives reports of the completers for the district, and will process the inservice credit for those completers on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on the course.**

    Many of these courses support the recertification requirement of 20 inservice credits in teaching students with disabilities (1012.585, F.S.). To verify which courses meet the requirement, contact Carol Beitler, FDLRS Program Specialist at 754.321.3400.

    **Please use your Broward County email address when creating an account and enrolling in these courses

  • Option 2: Face-to-Face Options

    Option 2: Face-to-Face Options

    Login to LAB (Learning Across Broward) and do an advanced search for courses that meet the ESE renewal requirement (also called SB1108), to find a course that meets your own professional learning goals.

  • Option 3: Facilitated Online Courses

    Option 3: Facilitated Online Courses (Professional Development Alternatives) are also available for registration through Learning Across Broward (LAB). For a list of PDA modules, click here. Most of these online modules will satisfy the SB1108 requirement.

    For more information on PDA courses Contact Carol Beitler, PDA Coordinator carol.beitler@browardschools.com or at 754-321-3400.

Contact Information

  • Professional Development Standards & Support

    3531 Davie Road

    Davie, Florida 33314

    Phone: 754-321-5006

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    Susan Leon-Leigh

    Director