Reading Endorsement Competency 1-2025: SU24

Online registration is open!  

Mon, May 6, 2024 - Sat, November 30, 2024

Contact Ginny Murph
Target Audience All Florida Educators
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee $145.00 member districts + Hernando, Madison, Monroe, FSU Lab / $195.00 non-member districts
Participants will develop an understanding of reading as a process of student engagement in both fluent decoding of words and construction of meaning. This 60-hour online training will provide substantive knowledge of language structure and function, as well as cognition for each of the five major components of the reading process. This training meets the requirements for Competency 1 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 (Summer 2024 Cohort) begins May 6, 2024 and will end on November 30, 2024. An email with login information and instructions for accessing the course is sent by 4:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, 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 Master Inservice Plan. 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

Forty (40) hours of the Competency 1 course may also be used to satisfy the effective methods of identifying characteristics of conditions such as dyslexia, and a focus on multisensory interventions requirement as required under Rule 6A-4.0051, F.A.C.

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