Level 1 & Level 2 High School Floral Design Certification
Building Tomorrow's Workforce TSFA Certifies High School Students in Floral Design
Texas State Florists' Association Knowledge Based, Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Certifications have been included on the 2020-2021 Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved list of Industry -Based Certifications.
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 has begun to fulfill this need by the development in 2004, 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 were enrollment and completion of the year long Texas Education Agency approved floral design curriculum and passing a TSFA approved written exam and the design of two floral pieces in a timed setting.
TSFA Level 1 Floral Certification Teacher Proctored Testing for 2021
The Texas State Florists’ Assn. has developed a platform that will offer students to Level 1 and Level 2 certification test in the classroom, proctored by the Floral Design Teacher. This platform is similar to the current testing application, however, the Floral Design Teacher will be able to schedule the testing date, proctor the test in the classroom, upload the photos using any smartphone or device. The student’s designs will be graded by the TSFA Education Specialists using the 2020 Rubrics located on this webpage below. The Level 1 Floral Certification Virtual Testing Platform launched in December 2020. Where allowed, during this current social distancing situation, TSFA will also continue to schedule in-person certification testing. Level 2 Floral Certification will only be offered in person at this time. Please always check back for future updates.
Virtual Testing Floral Certification Registration Forms
Virtual Testing will not be offered the following dates:
Find the appropriate registration form link below, click on the link, fill out the form, then save to your computer. Email the saved registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that a specific time and specific date are selected. It is wise to plan 3 weeks in advance for testing your students to give your local wholesaler time to procure product for the testing. This also allows TSFA to create a test event that is specifically tied to you and your school. If changes to students need to be made, please make them one week prior to the test event.
Virtual Testing Spreadsheet (Please include in email with registration form and PO if available)
Download the spreadsheet below, fill it out listing all students that will be testing; Student First Name, Student Last Name, Student Email, School Name, Teacher First Name, Teacher Last Name, Teacher Email, Teacher Phone.
Virtual Testing Teacher Proctor Guide
Download the Virtual Testing Teacher Guide for instruction on Virtual Testing for Level 1.
Please don't hesitate to contact TSFA with questions: (512) 528-0806 I TSFA Office
STUDY MATERIALS/TESTING INFORMATION
Level 1 and Level 2 High School Floral Design Certification
Level 1 Study Materials (click to download)
Level 2 Study materials: (click to download)
Level 1 Testing Information
Retesting may happen at location of choice. Please fill out the Level 1 Retest Form and email it to email@example.com, Level 1 Retest Form
Note: Certificates from each testing will be sent to teachers by USPS. Teachers will receive administrative rights to view grades from each testing upon registration.
Level 2 Testing Information
Retesting may happen at location of choice that is holding a Level 2 Testing. Please fill out the Level 2 Retest Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, Level 2 Retest Form
IMPORTANT: TSFA is working diligently to schedule the Hands-On portion of the Level 1 and Level 2 High School Certification for Fall 2020 and Spring of 2021. We appreciate your patience while we navigate through COVID-19. TSFA is planning for the fall semester and are in development of new ways to get students certified during this time and prepared for a career in Floral Design.
The Texas State Florists’ Association is sad about postponing; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and communities is our top priority. Out of precaution, the TSFA Board of Directors have decided that this is the best course of action for our members and the communities the events were scheduled.
We look forward to the remainder of the 2020 Texas Floral Events to continue to promote education to the Texas floral industry. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Level 1 & Level 2
HS Floral Design Certification
Testing Dates and Locations are listed below.
The TSFA Level 1 Floral Design Certification ® and Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® is offered two times taking place in Spring and Fall. You'll be able to select your testing location from a network of convenient testing centers listed below.
Testings are scheduled with TSFA using the registration form provided for downloading below on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teachers are encouraged to register your students for the In-person Hands-on test 30 days or more in advance for the best date and site availability. Standard registration rate is $100 for the Level 1 and $100 for the Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® .
Social Distancing Guidelines for all testing sites:
April 14 2022
High School Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design Certification ®
Klein ISD Multipurpose Facility
7500 FM 2920
Spring, TX 77379
Downloadable Registration Form
Registration is limited to 200 students at this testing site.
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