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The ACSI Florida Approval Program is designed to provide a religious exemption alternative to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensing program. By becoming a member of ACSI and the Florida Approval Program, an early education program that is a ministry of a church may come under the “religious exemption” granted by the Florida Statute 402.316. For more information email or contact Tammy Hicks at 850.380.3154, or Rebeca Rosa at To learn more about the process, review the Florida Approval Program Standards and the Florida Approval Program Manual.


Application Documents        

Florida Approval Program Manual 2024-2025  (for new programs) 

Florida Approval Program Application  

Florida Approval Program Checklist 2024-2025     (review prior to application) 

Florida Approval Program Standards 2024-2025

Florida Approval Program Fillable Staffing Form 2024-2025

Attestation of Good Moral Character

Fire Drill-Emergency Preparedness Chart

Facility Training Roadmap


Personnel Forms

Volunteer Affidavit Form

Child Abuse and Neglect Form

Reference Form-Personal 

Reference Form-Employer

Attestation of Good Moral Character

Background Screening Requirements

ACSI FAP Incident/Complaint Form Added 7/5/2022

ACSI Change of Director Notification Added 7/5/2022

Student/Parent Forms

Accident Incident Report *Template*

Medication Authorization *Template*

Student Information Form *Template*

Distracted-Adult (updated)

Staff Training

Blood Borne Pathogen Training Acknowledgement

Staff Training Record Form 

ACSI Biblically Integrated Trainings

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood

Childhood Wages Florida Program

Child Care Facility Training Requirements 

DCF School-Age Facility Training Requirements 

DCF Credential Birth–Five Application

DCF Credential School Age Application

DCF Director Credential Application 

DCF Staff Credential Application 


Cleaning and Sanitation Policy

Physical Environment Form

Fire Drill-Emergency Preparedness Chart

Vehicle Inspection Form

Transportation Log

Religious Exemption Process in Florida

Religious Exemption Process

Religious Exemption Application