Teacher Certification

FTCE Test Registration and Score Information

All Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE) are administered at various locations throughout the state of Florida. To find the nearest testing center in your area, please visit the FTCE test center search website. 

On the USF campus, the test is administered via a computer-based program at the USF Testing Services office. USF Testing Services offers the FTCE Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and on most Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. To learn more about the registration process, fees and what to expect on exam day, please visit the USF Testing Services website.

When registering for any section of the FTCE, indicate the institution (i.e. USF College of Education) that you want to receive your scores.

Understanding Your Score

The scale score for the multiple choice sections on General Knowledge Test (GKT), Subject Area Exams (SAE's) and Professional Education Test (Ped) is up to 200. The essay portion requires a passing score of 8 out of 12. 

View the Florida Department of Education website for FTCE scoring information that includes information about:

• Passing Scores Needed
• Score Reports
• Score Verification Sessions

For those who are successful, an unofficial score of "PASSED" will appear on the screen at the completion of the test. A copy of your score report will be sent directly to the school district, college or university that you indicated when you registered for the exam. In addition, your passing scores will be submitted electronically to the Bureau of Educator Certification.

For those who do not have a successful attempt, an unofficial "NOT PASSED" will appear with a scale score. This score is not a direct indicator of how many questions were answered correctly, but can provide an overall view of the attempt.

Retest Policies

Test-takers must wait 31 calendar days before they may retake a failed exam. Retaking an exam within the 31-day period will invalidate your scores for the exam. To retake a test, please submit a new registration and pay the retake fee online. The cost to retake the FTCE is the fee for sitting the exam ($130), plus a retake fee ($20), with amounts to $150 per retake.