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Postsecondary Credit for Military Courses & Occupations


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The 2020 Florida Legislature amended Section 1004.096, Florida Statutes (F.S.), to require the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, to create a process for the uniform award of postsecondary credit or career education clock hours to certain service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. In January 2021, the Board of Governors and State Board of Education adopted the Articulation Coordinating Committee Policy Regarding the Evaluation and Awarding of Credit for Prior Military Training (PDF).

In accordance with the ACC policy, the Office of Articulation reviewed the recommended course credit and level recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide for the assignment of postsecondary credit and established Procedures to Award Credit for Military Trainings and Occupations (PDF). Subject Area Discipline Committees were convened in 2021 to review the ACE recommendations and determine postsecondary credit or clock hour awards to establish a Statewide Credit for Military Experience Equivalency List.

Staffing Information

The Office of Articulation provides staffing for this work group, as a sub-group of the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC), established in s. 1007.01, F.S. The ACC is primarily tasked with making recommendations related to statewide articulation policies and issues regarding access, quality, and data reporting. The mission of the Office of Articulation is to facilitate the effective and efficient progression and transfer of students through Florida’s K-20 education system.

Additional Resources

ACC Work Group Membership

The 2020 amendment to Section 1004.096, Florida Statutes, established a 13-member work group tasked with this effort, comprised of representatives from the Articulation Coordinating Committee (1), the Board of Governors (4), the Florida College System (4), Career Centers (2), and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (2).

  • Chair William E. Hudson, Jr., Ph.D., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Allison Shenofsky, St. Petersburg College
  • Ann Leonard, Haney Technical Center
  • Debra Szabo, Florida Atlantic University
  • Diane Culpepper, Ph.D., Lake Technical College
  • Diego Tibaquira, Ph.D., Miami Dade College
  • Jody Herzog, Ph.D., University of West Florida
  • Joe Marino, Veterans Florida
  • John Jewett, Florida Gateway College
  • Julie Stein, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Larry Braue, Ed.D., University of South Florida
  • Ron Burton, Tallahassee Community College
  • William (Billy) Francis, Florida State University

Past ACC Workgroup Meeting Materials

November 4, 2020

October 21, 2020

September 23, 2020

September 9, 2020

August 26, 2020

August 12, 2020

July 27, 2020

July 14, 2020

For more information on the Postsecondary Credit for Military Courses and Occupations, please contact:

Office of K-20 Articulation
Phone: 850-245-0427
articulation@fldoe.org