Reading Endorsement Competency 3-2025: SP23

Online registration is open!  

Tue, January 3, 2023 - Mon, July 31, 2023

Contact Ginny Murph
Target Audience All Florida Educators
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee $165.00 member districts + Hernando, Madison, Monroe, FSU Lab / $225.00 non-member districts
The Reading Endorsement Competency 3: Foundations of Assessment for Teachers and Principals course will provide teachers and principals with skills and knowledge in using the results of screening, diagnosis, progress monitoring and outcome reading assessments to guide instructional decision making in grades K-12. This 60-hour training meets the full requirement of Competency 3 of the Reading Endorsement Add-on Certification Program.

This is a self-paced, facilitated course. The course is completely online and requires no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online. This cohort (Spring 2023 Cohort) begins January 2, 2023 and will end on July 31, 2023. Login information and directions for accessing the course is sent by 4:30 PM on Mondays and Fridays after the course start date.

The average time to complete a 60 hour course is 10 weeks but the course is self-paced so you can choose to finish quicker than the 10 weeks or can choose to take a little longer if needed as long as the coursework is finished by the course ending date.

NEFEC's courses are for inservice points and are not college level courses. The Florida Department of Education will not accept NEFEC's courses if they are submitted by an individual for recertification or endorsement. They must be submitted through a district as part of its approved Professional Learning Catalogue. Participants are responsible for following their district’s requirements to obtain inservice credit and endorsement. If you are unsure if your district will accept courses offered through NEFEC, you will need to check with your district Staffing Development office.

FDOE Note Regarding Endorsements: Per section 1012.575, F.S., school districts, charter school consortiums, and private school organizations with state-approved professional learning systems have statutory authority to provide state-approved add-on endorsement programs to educators. Private school teachers may take the "endorsement" courses offered by NEFEC, however these courses cannot be used to add the endorsement to a certificate; additionally, educators will only receive inservice points if the courses are part of the private school organization's professional learning catalogue. In order to receive credit for endorsement purposes, private school teachers must either complete a private school organization's state-approved endorsement program OR receive the appropriate credit from a college or university. Regardless of which path an educator chooses to take, it is recommended that they apply for the endorsement BEFORE taking any courses. Questions regarding endorsements for private school teachers may be directed to Lindsay Douglas at

For additional information about the reading endorsement courses, please visit our Reading Endorsement webpage.

*NOTE: NEFEC Member districts include: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, FSDB, FSU Lab School, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, PK Yonge, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union.