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  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 2022-2023
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 2021 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:
2023

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 caroles@tsfa.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 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!  Call the TSFA office at 512.528.0806 or email us at txsfa@sbcglobal.net for more details.

 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 Design.
  • Re-testing is available for students who do not pass one item in design portion. Re-Testing Fee is $75.00.
  • 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) $75.00 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     


 


 2023 Schedule
Level 1 & Level 2
HS Floral Design Certification

Testing Dates and Locations are listed below.

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

The TSFA Level 1 Floral Design Certification ® and Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® . You'll be able to select your testing location from a network of convenient testing centers listed below.

Testing's 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 $125 for the Level 2 Floral Design Certification ® . 

2023 Testing Dates & Locations. 

March 29, 2023
Region 17 Education Service Center
Lubbock, Texas
Level 1 & Level 2 (See level 2 floral design certification for level 2 registration form)
Region 17 Level 1 Registration Form
 

April 6. 2023
Cy Fair ISD Exhibit Center
Cypress, Texas
Level 1 & Level 2 (See level 2 floral design certification for level 2 registration form)
Cy-Fair Level 1 Registration Form

April 12-13, 2023
Georgetown High School Gym
Georgetown, Texas
Level 1 & Level 2 (See level 2 floral design certification for level 2 registration form)
Georgetown Level 1 Registration Form

April 19, 2023
Klein ISD Multipurpose Facility
7500 FM 2920
Spring, Texas  77379
Level 1 & Level 2 (See level 2 floral design certification for level 2 registration form)
Klein Level 1 Registration Form

April 20, 2023
James Madison High School
5005 Stahl Road
San Antonio, Texas  78247
Level 1 & Level 2 (See level 2 floral design certification for level 2 registration form)
James Madison Level 1 Registration Form

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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