Texas State Florists' Association Knowledge Based, Level 1 and Level 2 floral certifications have been included on the 2022-2024 Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved list of Industry Based Certifications.

Floral Design Curriculum available through TSFA!

Please visit the curriculum page or call the TSFA office at 512.528.0806 or email us at tsfaadmin@tsfa.org.

Building Tomorrow's Workforce TSFA Certifies High School Students in Floral Design

Retail florists are always looking for floral designers who know how to create the basic designs needed in a shop on a daily basis. TSFA is fulfilling this need through the development of the Texas High School Certification Program. This certification program allows school districts to provide more value to their diploma and helps provide young, enthusiastic floral designers to meet the retail florist needs!

Requirements for the certification are enrollment and completion of the year-long TEA-approved floral design curriculum, passing the TSFA knowledge-based written exam and the design of two floral designs in a timed setting.

Knowledge-Based Registration Form


Level 1 Study Materials (click to download)

Additional Information

Certificates from each testing site will be mailed to the teachers by USPS. Teachers will receive administrative rights to view grades from each testing upon registration.

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2025 Testing Dates to Come!

Please email registration forms to:


Knowledge Based Registration Form


Retesting may take place at a location of choice. Please complete the Level 1 retest form and email to caroles@tsfa.org.

TSFA does not accept ACH or EFT. If you are asked to provide payment in this method, please telephone the TSFA office and ask for the Executive Director.

Testing is scheduled with TSFA on a first-come, first-serve basis, using the forms linked above. Teachers are encouraged to register their students for the in-person, hands-on test 30 days or more in advance for the best date and site availability. The standard registration rate for Level 1 is $120 (includes knowledge based) for in-person testing, $85.00 for virtual testing (includes knowledge based) and $135 for the Level 2 Floral Design Certification®.

* Please note: There will be an additional charge of $50.00 per student if added after the registration deadline for any in-person testing.

Please pay attention to the due dates listed on the registration forms and above. Each date is set to allow for time to order product and supplies. No registration forms will be accepted after the listed date!

For more information, telephone the Texas State Florists' Association at 512.528.0806.

Refunds: Transfers or substitutions are welcome prior to the testing date. Cancellations received in writing at the TSFA office five business days prior to the event will receive a refund — minus a 20% handling fee. If you do not cancel or transfer prior to the event date, the entire fee is non-refundable.

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