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Work-Based Learning Toolkit


Work-Based Learning Standards

High School Work-Based Learning Elective Credit for Career and Technical Student Organization Participation

  • Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, a student in grades 6 through 12 may be awarded one high school credit upon providing his or her school with verifiable documentation showing an accumulation of at least one hundred thirty-five (135) hours of participation in Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) activities that occur outside of regular class time.
  • The school district must use the course Career and Technical Student Organization Extracurricular Activity (9799999) for reporting credit on student records and transcripts.
  • The 135-hour threshold may be accumulated over the course of one or more academic years. With sufficient documentation, the awarding of credit for past participation is allowable.
  • For students pursuing a standard diploma through the career and technical education pathway option under s. 1003.4282, F.S., the high school credit will satisfy one credit of work-based learning.
  • Districts must develop procedures to evaluate and award high school credit for demonstrable participation in CTSO activities in accordance with this rule.
  • See Rule: 6A-1.09442, F.A.C., Process and Minimum Standards for the Award of High School Credit for Career and Technical Student Organization Participation for more information.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Reimbursement

Postsecondary Experiential Learning Tax Credit



  • Career Fairs – A How To with Trish Yahn of CareerSource Capital Region, and Kari Brouwer and John Ngo of Xello - video recording (9/14/23)
  • Student Employability Skill Development with Tiffany Vause of Florida Ready to Work and Yvonne Fry of Workforce Development Partners – video recording (2/16/23)
  • Safety and Child Labor Laws for Work-Based Learning with Dr. Brooke Rice of NAF and Sophia Terrelonge of the Department of Business and Professional Regulations – video recording (1/26/23)
  • Work-Based Learning Intermediaries and Data with Nilda Blanco of CareerSource Central Florida and Dr. Oscar Aliaga-Abanto of the University of South Florida – video recording (12/1/22).
  • Career Exposure and Exploration with Dr. Rebecca Schumacher of the Florida School Counselor Association and Sophia Watson of Hernando County School District – video recording (10/27/22)
  • Creating Work Based Learning Opportunities On and Off Campus with Dr. Jason Krupp of St. Petersburg College, and Matthew Fritzius and James Payne of Broward County Schools – video recording (9/15/22)"Overview of Florida’s Work-Based Learning Quality Framework” (PDF) by Lee Chipps-Walton on 7/20/22
  • Bridging the Gap – Connected Business and Education Through Work-Based Learning with Carlos Artime and Courtney Stahlman of Collier County Public Schools and Michael Dalby and Alex Breault of the Naples Chamber – Presentation slides (PDF) and video recording (3/10/2021)
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in Work Based Learning with Brandi Boyer Rutherford and Johana Valdivieso of Florida Vocational Rehabilitation – Presentation slides (PDF) and video recording (2/10/2021)
  • Work-Based Learning During Social Distancing with Dr. Lupe Diaz of Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Dr. Brian Robinson of Advance CTE - Presentation slides (PDF) & video recording - (10/7/2020)

Email Lee Chipps-Walton at with questions or feedback on work-based learning.