About FNGLA

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
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
Bonnie Desmond (bilingual)
Pinellas/Pasco area
727-712-6243
bonniej1990@yahoo.com

Lisa Strange
Tampa Bay area
813-365-0699
strangegardener@rapidsys.com

Broward County
Classes for FCHP and FCLC are offered in the spring and fall of each year.
Contact: Carl Wallack at  954-802-0951.
Review Course for FCLT offered twice a year in Davie.
Contact: Robert Shoelson at (954) 680-1819 or robert@gettinggreen.com

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
http://www.tampatraining.com/training-courses/course-details.cfm?ID=1920

Homestead
Review Course for FCLT offered twice a year.
Contact: Henry Mayer at hmayer@ufl.edu or 305-248-3311 Ext. 231.

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

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

Orlando
Review for FCLT & FCLMT offered prior to exams.
Contact: Merry Mott at 407-295-7994 or mmott@fngla.org.

Palm Beach Gardens
Horticulture and Landscape classes. FCHP Preparation.
Contact: George Rogers, Palm Beach State College, (561) 207-5052

Tampa
Review Course for FCLMT offered each October-November.
Contact: Merry Mott at 407-295-7994 or mmott@fngla.org.