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 servicemembers and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. See Chapter Law 2020-80, Postsecondary Education for Certain Military Personnel, for more information. 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 has 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 will convene in September 2021 to review the ACE recommendations and determine postsecondary credit or clock hour awards to establish a Statewide Credit for Military Experience Equivalency List. See the Postsecondary Credit for Certain Military Personnel (PDF) memorandum for additional information.

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).

Articulation Coordinating Committee:

  • William E. Hudson, Jr., Ph.D., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Career Centers:

  • Diane Culpepper, Ph.D., Lake Technical College
  • Ann Leonard, Haney Technical Center

Florida Board of Governors:

  • Debra Szabo, Florida Atlantic University
  • William (Billy) Francis, Florida State University
  • Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Larry Braue, Ed.D., University of South Florida
  • Jody Herzog, Ph.D., University of West Florida

Florida College System:

  • Diego Tibaquira, Ph.D., Miami Dade College
  • John Jewett, Florida Gateway College
  • Allison Shenofsky, St. Petersburg College
  • Julie Stein, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Veterans’ Affairs:

  • Joe Marino, Veterans Florida
  • Ron Burton, Tallahassee Community College

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 

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.

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

Office of Articulation
Phone: 850-245-0427