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 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


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.
  • 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     

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. 

UPCOMING 2021-2022
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

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