Level 1 & Level 2 High School Floral Design Certification

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.  We appreciate your patience while we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.  All Spring classes for 2020 have been cancelled.  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.

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 2019-2020 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



The Texas Floral Endowment Board has made available seventy-five, $100.00 scholarships for Junior or Senior level high school students that have completed the requirements to test for the Floral High School Certification Test administered by The Texas State Florists' Association.  2020 High School Floral Design Certification testing dates and locations listed below.  Applications for scholarships are open to all qualified students based on the specific criteria of each scholarship. Level 1 High School Floral Design Scholarship Applications must be completed and received at the Texas Floral Endowment office no later than February 17, 2020. Recipients will be notified by email prior to March 8, 2020.

DOWNLOAD TFE High School Scholarship Application 2020

Application forms may be obtained from the Texas Floral Endowment office at:
413 S. West Drive, Leander, TX 78641
PO Box 859, Leander, Texas 78646
You may also telephone or email the office at (512) 528-0806, txsfa@sbcglobal.net


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     

2020-2021 Level 1 & Level 2 High School Design Certification

Information Coming Soon, please check back frequently for the available testing locations.
We are excited to continue to plan our future test dates!

February 27, 2020
High School Level 1 ONLY Certification Testing
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:
- All students will be set no less than 6ft. apart
- It is recommended that students and teachers wear a mask unless student or teacher has asthma or a
   breathing  difficulty that would prevent them from doing so. 
- Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
- 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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