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Chipola College is offering an accelerated training program for professionals to become highly qualified teachers. This program provides training in the professional education competencies required for Florida Teacher Certification.   Successful completion of the EPI program will allow those with bachelor’s degrees and teaching aspirations to obtain the skills needed to become highly effective, qualified teachers.


EPI Eligibility  – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree

 EPI Admission Procedures

Submit the following to:

Admissions and Records Office
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-2053

1. A Chipola College Application for Admission

2. Application for admission into the EPI program at Chipola College

3. Official college transcripts from all colleges attended

4. Satisfactory background check

5. Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education


How to Obtain Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education:

  1. Apply for a temporary certificate from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).  You may apply on-line at or contact the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification ( to have an application mailed to you. Applications may also be obtained from local school board district offices.
  2. Both application methods give you directions for submitting official transcripts and paying the $ 75 fee.
  3. Upon completion of this process the FLDOE will provide you with a Statement of Status of Eligibility which must be submitted to the Chipola College Admissions and Records Office.

Certification Completion Requirements

  1. Successful completion of all EPI requirements and courses, to include participation in appropriate field experience(s).
  2. 2.5 cumulative GPA and successful demonstration of all teaching competencies (FEAPS) as outlined in Florida Statute    1004.85.
  3. Passing scores on the General Knowledge (,
        Subject Area (, and
        Professional Education Tests (
        You may register for these tests at
  4. Verification of Completion of an Approved EPI Teacher Preparation Program application.
  5. Application for a Florida Professional Teacher Certificate

For a listing of FTCE Competencies and Skills, see:

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