Welcome to the VIP & Online Course Provider Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming an approved provider, we are looking forward to your submission.

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 receive an IEP or diagnosis based on the Family Empowerment Scholarship 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.


Registration to ApplyAugust 15 - September 30
First Application WindowSeptember 1 - 30
First Review and DecisionOctober 1 - November 15
Second Application Window30 days after Applicants are notified
Final Review and DecisionJanuary - February or until all information is reviewed

Step 1:

In order to complete an application, a prospective applicant must first create an account. To create an account, please use the log in link in the top-right corner of this page. Applicants may register at any time between August 15 and September 30. 

Step 2:

Login to https://flvprovider.smapply.org/. You will use the email address and password you created in Step 1. Once logged in, you must choose the application relevant to your organization. There are five applications to choose from and you will only qualify to apply for one. Two applications are for VIP providers: VIP Provider Approval and VIP Provider Renewal. Three applications are for Online Course providers: Online Course Provider Approval, Current Online Course Provider (adding new courses), and Online Course Provider Approval Renewal.  

Step 3:

The application window will open on September 1 and will close on September 30. Upload all application material on the site as per the instructions you'll see when you log in.

If you are looking for more information, feel free to visit our website at: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/virtual-edu/provider-resources/


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Stephen Bochnia
Virtual Education Program Specialist
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice
Florida Department of Education
E-mail: virtualeducation@fldoe.org
Phone: 850-245-9617

If you have technical questions about how to use the site, please use the links provided in the top-right corner of this page.