The Affidavit of Completion is a notarized form or letter in which a parent affirms that the student completed high school in a home education program. Florida law requires a college to accept the Affidavit of Completion as the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. (See question 13 in the Florida Dept. of Education's Office of Choice's official Home Education FAQ.)
Many, if not all, Florida colleges have their own Affidavit of Completion forms, but parents can design their own. Many parents put this on their child's official final high school transcript, while others make it a separate letter or form.
Recent changes (Jan. 2020) in Florida law regarding the wording to be used on notarized documents may make older versions such that a notary will have to attach a separate form which makes it look less official--especially with notaries who are doing online notarization.
A sample Affidavit of Completion, one designed to be included on an official transcript, is shown below. This document should be signed by the parent in front of a Notary Public after the student has officially graduated as a home education student.
Affidavit of Completion
I, _______________(parent’s name), parent of __________________(student’s name), do hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of the official high school transcript showing the high school graduation of ________________(student’s name) on __________, 20___ (date) who was home educated in a Home Education Program directed by ___________________ (parent’s name) in accordance with Florida law (FL s. 1002.41).
_________________________(parent's signature) ___________, 20___
Home Education Program Director/Parent Date
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _______________________
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of
[ ] physical presence or [ ] online notarization this
_____ day of _____________, 20______, by ______________ (parent’s name).
Signature of Notary Public—State of Florida
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
My commission expires: ____________
[ ] Personally Known or [ ] Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced: