Career & Professional Education Act (CAPE)

The Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007 with the intent to improve Florida’s talent pipeline in order to better attract and retain targeted, high-value industries and to develop a knowledge-based economy. It seeks to ensure that education, industry, workforce and economic development partners in every community are collaborating to create new and meaningful opportunities for students. By providing students with cutting-edge training and earned industry certifications required for high-skill, high-wage jobs in Florida’s target and infrastructure industries, CAPE supports diversification of the state economy.

This year, the Florida Legislature approved new measures to increase alignment between CAPE certifications and target/infrastructure industry talent needs. These new measures have implications on the submission/approval process for the 2015-2016 program year. It is very important you read the Submission Process Guidelines below before submitting certifications for consideration. CareerSource Florida will accept submissions from August 18, 2014, through October 17, 2014 October 31, 2014.

Submission process guidelines and timeline
Submission Process Map
Guidance for Letters of Endorsement
Preliminary CAPE list for 2015-16
Application A
Application B

For assistance, please contact Jayne Burgess, Senior Program Director, at 850.921.8933 or or Dehryl McCall, Program Director, 850 921-1124 or

Prior Years

2014-2015 Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) Comprehensive Industry Certification Lists

2013-2014 Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) Comprehensive Industry Certification Lists

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