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. For additional information of the Student Floral Certification, check our online guide.  HSFloralCertificationTestingPresentation.pdf

TSFA is excited to announce a new option for Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Testing for 2021

The Texas State Florists’ Assn. is developing 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 an iPhone, iPod, iPad  (not android).  The student’s designs will be graded by the TSFA Education Specialists using the 2020 Rubrics located at tsfa.org.

The Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Certification Virtual Testing Platform is scheduled for November 1, 2020. 

Where allowed, during this current social distancing situation,
TSFA will also schedule in-person certification testing. 

Please visit the Teacher Link at tsfa.org for in-person certification tests.
More information will follow.  Please telephone the Texas State Florists’ Assn. at 512.528.0806 or email caroles@tsfa.org.


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.  Please don't hesitate to contact TSFA at 512.528.0806 with any questions or concerns.  Check back for more updates.


STUDY MATERIALS/TESTING INFORMATION 

Level 1 and Level 2 High School Floral Design Certification

 Level 1 Testing Information

  • Must enroll by deadline date - announced yearly
  • Check TSFA website www.tsfa.org for updated information
  • $100 Testing Fee, if not receiving scholarship by application deadline
  • Must pass 100 question written exam: true/false, short answer, multiple choice, fill in the blank
  • Need #2 pencil
  • Must pass judging criteria for symmetrical design and boutonniere
  • Test Dates and Locations: to be announced each year Check TSFA website

                                           

Retesting may happen at location of choice.  Please fill out the Level 1 Retest Form  and email it to caroles@tsfa.org,  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.

Floral Design Curriculum available through TSFA!  Please visit the curriculum page or call the TSFA office at 512.528.0806 or email us at txsfa@sbcglobal.net

 Level 2 Testing Information

  • Must enroll by deadline date - announced yearly
  • Check TSFA website www.tsfa.org for updated information
  • $100 Testing Fee, if not receiving scholarship by application deadline
  • Students will be provided with design bowl, 1/3 brick wet floral foam, vase, clear tape, green anchor tape, floral wire, floral tape, and fresh product for 3 hands on designs
  • Students should bring knives, stem cutters/shears, and wire cutters. There will be no tools provided
  • Design portion will be timed one hour and 30 minutes for total of three designs
  • Must pass judging criteria for Asymmetrical Design, Corsage and Vase.
  • Re-testing is available for students who do not pass one item in design portion.
  • Re-test time will be 30 minutes per design portion (i.e. Re-testing Asymmetrical arrangement only: 30 minutes, Re-testing corsage only: 30 minutes, or Re-testing one dozen roses/one dozen carnation arrangement only: 30 minutes) $35.00 Re-testing fee
  • Test Dates and Locations: to be announced each year Check TSFA website

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 caroles@tsfa.org,  Level 2 Retest Form     


UPCOMING 2020-2021
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 a year that take place in January - May and from September - December. You'll be able to select your testing location from a network of convenient testing centers listed below.

Testing appointments 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 exam 30 days or more in advance for the best date and site availability.  Standard registration rate is $100 for
both the Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® . 

 

February 27, 2021 
(In Person Level 1 ONLY, Hands-on Testing)
This date is tentative and is subject to change.
High School Level 1 Floral Design Certification ® 

Facility:
Skyline High School Cafeteria
7777 Forney Road
Dallas, TX 75227

Registration Deadline:
February 8, 2021

Skyline Registration Form 

There will only be 200 students
allowed to test at this testing site.

Social Distancing Guidelines:

  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • All students will be set no less than 6ft. apart.
  • It is recommended that students and teachers
    wear a mask when in close proximity.
  • Sanitizer will be readily available throughout the facility.

April 4, 2021 
(In Person Level 1 and Level 2, Hands-on Testing)
This date is tentative and is subject to change.
High School Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® 

Facility:
Klein ISD Multipurpose Facility
7500 FM 2920
Spring, TX 77379

Registration Deadline:
March 31, 2021

LEvel 1 - KLEIN Registration Form 

LEvel 2 - KLEIN Registration Form 
There will only be 200 students
allowed to test at this testing site.

Social Distancing Guidelines:

  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • All students will be set no less than 6ft. apart.
  • It is recommended that students and teachers
    wear a mask when in close proximity.
  • Sanitizer will be readily available throughout the facility.

May 4, 2021 
(In Person Level 1 and Level 2, Hands-on Testing)
This date is tentative and is subject to change.
High School Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® 

Facility:
Region 17 Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416

Registration Deadline:
April 30, 2021

LEvel 1 - Region 17 Registration Form 

LEvel 2 - Region 17 Registration Form 
There will only be 200 students
allowed to test at this testing site.

Social Distancing Guidelines:

  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • All students will be set no less than 6ft. apart.
  • It is recommended that students and teachers
    wear a mask when in close proximity.
  • Sanitizer will be readily available throughout the facility.

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

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