How to qualify and when to apply

The state of Florida recently announced they’ll be temporarily waiving exam fees for Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE). Here’s how to apply and qualify for the voucher.

FTCE examination fee waiver overview

  • FTCE exams will be free of charge from April 1-July 31, 2020.
  • This applies to current and aspiring teachers.
  • Register for/schedule exam(s) between April 1 and July 31, 2020 11:59 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Use Voucher (Promo) Code: FTCESpring2020
  • Vouchers are good for one year from the date you register.
  • Test can be taken one year from the date you scheduled test appointment (date you submitted your payment using promo code).

Which FTCE exams qualify for the waiver?

The offer applies to all examinations in State Board Rule 6A – 4.0021, Florida Administrative Code. This includes:

  • General Knowledge Test
  • Professional Education Test
  • All Subject Area Examinations

NOTE: Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) fees have NOT been waived.

How do I use the voucher?

  1. Log into your FTCE/FELE Account:
    First-time users will need to create an account
  1. Click “Register for the FTCE/FELE” to select a test, answer background questions, and agree to testing policies.
    Fee waiver will only be valid until July 31st, 2020 11:59 p.m. (Eastern)
  1. Under “Open Registrations,” click “Schedule” to select your test site, date, and time.*
  2. Find a Test Center — Choose a Pearson Vue Test Center or any other center to complete registration. Note that many testing sites are temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

*You will have one year from the registration date to schedule a test appointment

  1. Review your registration, enter the voucher FTCESpring2020 on the Enter Payment and Billing screen to apply the fee waiver.
    If you DO NOT take the exam within one year, you forfeit your voucher.
  2. An appointment confirmation email including your appointment time and the address of the test is sent to you after scheduling your test appointment.


More detailed information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found by visiting the FTCE website.