Level 1 & Level 2 High School Floral Design Certification

Please be advised, in the interest of public health, the following High School Testing Locations have been postponed to a later date, if you have already registered for these testing sites, TSFA will contact you directly to reschedule:

UPDATE FROM TSFA 4.19.2020

ALL High School Testing Locations have been CANCELED for the remainder of the academic year.

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

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LEVEL 1 HIGH SCHOOL FLORAL DESIGN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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

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     

2020 Level 1 & Level 2 High School Design Certification

TESTING DATES & LOCATIONS

March 25, 2020

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center
11206 Telge Rd.
Houston, Texas 77429

TEST EVENT CANCELED

Level 1 ONLY Testing

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March 28, 2020

VR Eaton High School Cafeteria
1350 Eagle Blvd.
Haslet, Texas 76052

TEST EVENT CANCELED

Level 1 & 2 Testing

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April 9, 2020

Region 17 Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79416

TEST EVENT CANCELED

Level 1 & 2 Testing

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April 15, 2020

Klein Multipurpose Center
7500 FM 2920
Klein, Texas 77379

TEST EVENT CANCELED

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April 29, 2020

Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center
Longview Exhibition Bldg. Bay A&B
100 Grand Blvd
Longview, TX 75604

TEST EVENT CANCELED

Level 1 & 2 Testing

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May 13, 2020

James Madison High School Agriculture Building
5005 Stahl Rd.
San Antonio, TX  78247

TEST EVENT CANCELED

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May 16, 2020

East View High School
4490 E. University Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626

TEST EVENT CANCELED

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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