Certified Nursery Professional Program...
Certification Nursery Program is intended to improve the professional
qualifications of nursery industry employees in Idaho.
recognition is given to individuals who have demonstrated a
high level of knowledge in principles and practices of the industry.
program facilitates the education and training of new employees.
encourages and promotes continuing education and training of
all nursery-related industry employees including owners and
program provides the Certification Manual as an information
source for the nursery industry in Idaho.
be eligible, applicants must have worked in the nursery industry
for at least one year. Anytime thereafter, an applicant may
submit the appropriate documentation and fees to take the exam
at the next scheduled time.
July 2014, these individuals became certified:
Stephens Nursery, Nampa, ID
Horticulture Instructor College of Western Idaho,
Sprague, Willis Garden & Landscaping, Boise,
next testing session will be in January in Boise at the Idaho
Hort Expo, where both written and Plant ID exams will be given.
CD for the Certified Nursery Professional Exam.
This CD has photos, plant descriptions as well
as common and latin plant names for over 600 plants;every plant
on the CNP Plant ID list. A Powerpoint presentation and a .pdf
presentation for each plant category is on the CD (Perennials,
Annuals, Water Plants, Broadleaf Evergreens, etc). The
Powerpoint presentation was designed with the student in mind,
automatically bringing in the plant photo and plant size first,
with a delay before the plant name slowly moves across the screen,
giving time for you to recall and name the plant before the
anwer is shown.
Items to help you on your way to being
a Certified Nursery Professional
INLA's Horticulture Skills Assessment
at College of Southern Idaho:
Horticulture Skills Assessment Certificate has
been created to give to College of Southern Idaho 1-year students.
This exam is composed of 100 written multiple choice questions
and a 25 Plant ID exam in Power Point. Both sections must be
passed with 75% or better. In 2012 this exam was put in a computerized
form so the students could use their computer lab when taking
INLA's Horticultural Pre-Tech Certificate
for High School Students (TSA):
out who Idaho's CNPs are!
INLA, P.O. Box 2065, Idaho Falls, ID 83403
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