6A-6.0574. CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List  

Effective on Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • 1(1) Section 31008.44, F.S., 5requires the State Board of Education to approve annually a list of industry certifications appropriate for postsecondary programs. This list will be known as the “2019-2020 CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List” (38http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-1135640) published by the Department of Education and is incorporated by reference in this rule. The “2019-2020 CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List” may be obtained from the Department of Education’s website at http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/index.stml or may be obtained from the Department of Education, Room 1548, Turlington Building, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

    94(2) For inclusion on the “CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List,” the certification shall:

    109(a) Require written 112or performance-based 114examinations for postsecondary students that are designed to award a certificate only when a student demonstrates competency or proficiency in the certification area;

    137(b) Be developed by a third party 144and administered in accordance with the test administration procedures specified by the certifying agency;

    158(c) Require all written examinations be proctored 165by a third party and not proctored by the individual providing direct instruction for the industry certification;

    182(d) Require performance-based competency examinations be independently evaluated and not performed by the student’s direct instructor;

    198(e) Require the exam questions be delivered in a secure manner and not available to the test proctor for an extended period of time, other than the time necessary to receive, distribute, and return any written materials to the scoring entity; and,

    240(f) 241Require that the written examinations be scored by the certifying agency.

    252(3) This list shall contain waivers of age, grade level, diploma or degree, and post-graduation work experience of at least twelve (12) months, in accordance with Section 2791008.44(3), F.S.

    281(a) The specific type of waiver shall be noted on the incorporated list.

    294(b) Students earning a certification with a waived requirement may be reported for funding if the student completed all of the requirements for earning the certification with the exception of the waived component.

    327(4) 328If funds are designated in the General Appropriations Act, t338his list shall contain a designation of performance funding eligibility in accordance with the provisions of Sections 3551011.80(6)(b) 356and 3571011.81(2)(b), F.S., 359based upon the highest available certification for postsecondary students. School districts and Florida College System institutions are eligible for performance funding for students who earn an initial industry certification from the incorporated list with an approved funding designation in the occupational areas identified in the General Appropriations Act.

    407Rulemaking Authority 4091001.02(1), 410(2)(n), 4111008.44, 4121011.80, 4131011.41481 FS. Law Implemented 4181008.44, 4191011.80, 4201011.81 FS. 422History‒New 1-1-14, Amended 11-4-14, 12-2-15, 10-30-16, 4-30-18, 8-21-18, 4-22-19, 12-22-19.