All students who receive a Florida professional teaching certificate must pass three tests: General Knowledge, Professional Education, and a Subject Area Examination. A passing score on the General Knowledge Test is required for admission to the School of Education. Therefore, you should plan to take this FTCE Exam during your sophomore year. (EDF 1005, Introduction to Education, will provide additional information about the requirements for the General Knowledge examination.) Students will receive an unofficial score on most of the FTCE tests the day of computer testing. Unofficial scores cannot be used for admission or graduation purposes. When registering for FTCE exams, a student should always request that official scores be sent to Chipola College. If he/she does not request that Chipola College receive their scores, the score will not be received in the Admissions Office. Official scores are received approximately 30 days after the test date. Failure to request that official scores be sent directly to Chipola College could delay admission to the program or delay graduation from the program.
Register for any of the three FTCE exams through the following website: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/. On that site, you should select "register." On the new webpage, you will be asked to create an account. You will receive instructions on how to select a location, date, and pay for the examination. The FTCE exams are not given on the Chipola College campus.
The Chipola Library has review materials that may be checked out for each of the required tests. The following site will provide practice tests for the General Knowledge and Professional Education examinations: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/FL_TIGS.asp