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Virtual Instruction & Course Provider Resources

Please note that private virtual schools and Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) providers are not the same. Private virtual schools may not receive scholarship funding through the various school choice programs. Students who participate in the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities Program or the Florida Tax Credit - Personalized Education Program can use their scholarship funding toward tuition and fees associated with a virtual program offered by a department-approved Virtual Instruction Program provider that has met the specifications in s. 1002.45(2)(a), Florida Statutes. A private school does not qualify under this section. If you wish to operate a virtual private school in Florida, please follow the instructions found on the Opening a Private School page (Virtual and In-Person private schools follow the same opening guidelines).

The Provider Approval Process

For all applications:

  • Registration is open August 15th through September 30th
  • Submissions for applications are accepted September 1st through September 30th
  • Application submissions are for approval for the following school year.
  • Register and apply at:

Tips for filling out an application (PDF)

Virtual Instruction Program Provider

The application for Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) Provider Approval and the application for Virtual Instruction Program Provider Renewal are to be completed by each Provider seeking approval to contract with school districts or with virtual charter schools to provide complete virtual school programs.

Online Course Provider

The application for Online Course Provider Approval is to be completed by each Individual/Provider seeking approval to offer Florida-approved online courses which include both the instruction and the curriculum. This approval process is not for curriculum or content providers.

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