Certification Preparation

Horticulture Schools & Certification Training

Members of Florida's nursery and landscape industry are fortunate to have many facilities around the state that offer horticultural training, including universities, colleges, technical education centers, UF Extension Offices, botanical gardens and on-line course providers.

Horticulture Schools

Florida's educational system offers courses leading to landscape and nursery operations certificates and college degrees in horticulture production, landscape design, turf management, and other industry-related topics. There are also many classes geared toward the working professional conveniently offered in the evenings and on weekends.

List of educational facilities that offer horticulture training

Certification Training

Training to assist in preparation for FNGLA's certification exams is offered in various locations around the state. Please contact them directly for registration information, prices and class schedules. Training is not required but highly recommended to increase your horticultural knowledge.

Online FCHP certification preparation course. Certification prep classes are ongoing.
Contact: Gale Allbritton of Magnolia Grex, or call (850) 933-9545

Customized horticulture / landscape training
Dale Wallace, 727-946-6424

FCHP course offered in Spanish through the Institute of Environmental Studies.
Fernando Galindez - fjgalindez@gmail.com

Broward County
Classes for FCHP, FCLT and FCLC are offered in the spring and fall of each year. Contact: Carl Wallack at  954-802-0951.

Fort Myers
FCHP preparatory class begins fall & spring of each year and rotates between Ft. Myers & Naples.
Contact: Weeds & Seeds, Bob Cook, (239) 734-0212

Fort Pierce/St. Lucie
FCHP Classes offered January and August of each year. Landscape Design course offered each January.
Contact: Indian River State College, Ann McMullian, or call (772) 336-6211

Hillsborough County
FCHP preparatory class through Hillsborough Community College

University of Florida Duval County Extension, Erin Harlow, (904) 387-8850

Pensacola Junior College, Landscape Design and Installation.
Contact: Amy Compton, or call (850) 484-4433

FCHP preparatory class begins fall & spring of each year and rotates between Ft. Myers & Naples.
Contact: Weeds & Seeds, Bob Cook, (239) 734-0212

FCHP preparatory class each January and September, AmeriScapes Landscape Management
Contact: Ken Howell, (407) 365-8339

Palm Beach Gardens
Horticulture and Landscape classes. FCHP & FCLT preparing classes each summer.
Contact: George Rogers, Palm Beach State College, (561) 207-5052

St. Petersburg
Course offerings for all FNGLA certifications at PTEC - St. Petersburg
Contact:Fred Rodgers, (727) 893-2500, ext. 2551