As a CNLP in New York State, you're one of many green industry professionals that share a common desire in continuing their education and growing as a professional. Congratulations!
Maintaining your CNLP status is an important and highly-respected accomplishment in our field, and we encourage all of you to actively promote CNLP to the gardening public, and to other professional throughout the Green Industry.
Congratulations to Sally Cunningham, CNLP of the Year for 2013!
When recertifying, you have two options. You can either submit a minimum of 30 continuing education credits over a three-year period or take and pass an open-book recertification exam. Click here to download the recertification application.
For more information on these two options, Read More.
Those CNLPs who maintain an active status for nine consecutive years become eligible for Senior CNLP status, further distinguishing themselves as an expert in the green industry.
To become a Senior CNLP, a candidate must:
- apply for the New Candidate Exam (including a written exam and plant identification)
- pay the exam fee ($150/member, $250/nonmember)
Senior candidates will not lose CNLP status if they fail the exam and will be able to re-take the exam for an additional exam fee of $25/member, $50/nonmember.
Once a Senior CNLP, they will receive a certificate distinguishing them as a Senior Certified Nursery & Landscape professional and will be listed in the Membership Directory under the heading Senior Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionals.
Are you thinking about becoming a Senior CNLP? Click here for the application, and take your professionalism to the next level!
CNLP Recertification Policy
About CNLP Certification
Certification is a tremendous accomplishment in the green industry and an excellent way to demonstrate one's commitment while also promoting the industry to the general public. It is the purpose of the New York State Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP) Program to raise and improve the professional standards of the nursery, landscape and garden center industries. The title of Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP) will be given to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of competence in the principles and practices of the green industry. The CNLP program encourages and promotes continuing education and training of all nursery, landscape, and garden center staff, including owners and managers. Most importantly, as one collective group, we strive to have this high level of attainment recognized by the gardening public as well as within the industry.