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Are there resources to help me study for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing K-12 Certification Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)?

There are several resources available to help with practice for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing K-12 Certification FTCE (formerly Hearing Impaired K-12). Listed are resources for graduates of a deaf education program and for those entering into the field of deaf education for the first time (i.e. previous general education or ESE teachers):

Test-Specific Resources* Additional Deaf Education Resources*
FTCE HI K-12 Practice Test Florida laws for D/HH
FTCE General Resources  RMTC-D/HH TA-Live! webinars

RMTC-D/HH online courses
  • Audiological Eligibility (if appropriate)
  • Guide to Functional Listening Evaluation
FTCE HI K-12 Break down of each topic BESE Portal PD
  • Deaf Ed Express
  • Language Reading Connection for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Usher Screening ‘s (if appropriate)


Special Note: Pre-service teachers with disabilities may be eligible to receive support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). Contact your local VR representative for more information.  

*This exam is currently under revision. The name and/or resources will be updated when final approval of the exam is made by the Florida Department of Education. 


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