Teach Horticulture

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Resources for Horticulture Teachers

This is your home for the tools you need to bring education, certification and a pathway to success for your students in Florida's nursery and landscape industry. Whether you need direction on preparing for FNGLA's Certified Horticulture Professional exam, participating in FFA Career Development Events or finding connections to career opportunities for your students, FNGLA is your resource.

Testing Your Students for FCHP


FNGLA's Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) program is fully integrated into the curriculum frameworks for Horticulture Science & Services and Landscape Operations, specifically Agriscience Foundations 1, Introductory Horticulture 2 and Horticulture Science 3. Setting up FCHP testing for your students is an easy process. Below are links to the forms necessary to establish your school as an FCHP test site as well as information on the process for FCHP testing for your students. Contact Merry Mott with any questions at mmott@fngla.org or 407-295-7994.

>> Test Site Application Form
>> Proctor Information
>> StudentExamRegistration.pdf
>> Curriculum Outline

FNGLA Apprenticeship


Provide your students with a pathway to a successful career through FNGLA's Apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship is a structured training program in which the apprentice works full-time for a sponsoring employer, learning the skills of the trade through on-the-job training. FNGLA’s Nursery & Landscape Apprenticeship Program includes specialization as a Horticulture Technician, Landscape Technician or Irrigation Technician.

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FFA Career Development Events

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 FFA Career Development Events:

  • Floriculture - West Orange High School, Winter Garden and Yankeetown Middle School, Yankeetown
  • Nursery & Landscape - Riverview High School, Riverview and Tomlin Middle School, Plant City

The 2023 CDE Events will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21 and 22, 2023 at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. This year, an online preliminary CDE will take place Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.

Here are the links to information on the 2023 CDEs on Floriculture and Nursery & Landscape: 

Nursery & Landscape and Floriculture CDE Overview

Guide for Advisors and Coaches

Great Study Resources:

FCHP Manual Chapter Plant Soil Water Relationships



Landscape Certifications


FNGLA's Certified Landscape Technician (FCLT) and Maintenance Technician (FCLMT) exams have been CAPE approved at a .2 level, like the FCHP exam. These exams take a different approach to testing by being hands-on exams rather than written exams. They assess real-world skills in landscape installation and maintenance through a judging process with FNGLA’s industry professionals. Just like FCHP, the curriculum frameworks for Horticulture Science & Services and Landscape Operations provide the course of study for the exams, especially Landscape and Turf Science 4 and 5. FNGLA can bring this certification to your school or host it at the FNGLA office in Orlando. Contact Gary Weitermann with any questions at gweitermann@fngla.org or 407-295-7994.