CNLP = Certified Nursery Landscape Professional
The Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP) program strives to improve the professional standards of the nursery, landscape and garden center industries by giving special recognition to individuals demonstrating a high level of competence in the principles and practices of this industry. NYSNLA's CNLP program encourages the continuing education and training of all nursery, landscape and garden center professionals and staff, including owners and managers, and promotes the recognition of this high achievement by the gardening public and the Green Industries.
To obtain CNLP certification candidates must have a horticulture-related degree from a recognized two- or four-year college (or minimum three years horiticulture industry experience) and pass a comprehensive exam. To retain their certification, every three years CNLPs must complete a recertification exam or submit preapproved education and training credits proving their ongoing education and commitment to the field. The program is exclusively administered by the New York State Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc.
Why Seek a CNLP for Your Project?
When you make the decision to invest in landscaping and enhancing the beauty of your home, you can feel good about working with a professional that has accomplished the prestigious Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional designation. The program is one of intensive, on-going education and training designed to increase the skills of garden and landscape employees. The program was designed by members of the nursery and landscape industry and Cornell University experts. CNLPs are trained in a wide range of subjects, including plant pests and diseases, weeds and weed control, soils, fertilizer, pruning, and much more. Because of their intense training, you can be confident that the CNLP is there to help you with specialized skills that can make your yard a garden paradise without the worry, leaving you more time to enjoy your outdoor space!
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