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Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional

New Recertification Requirements (Effective 7/1/2015):

 

CNLPs must receive 8 credits in each of the following categories:

  • Plants

  • Environment

  • Design

  • Professional

 

One credit is equal to (1 Hour) of instruction time.

 

Credits needs to be obtained during a 2 year cycle to maintain certification.

 

CEU’s may be obtained from pre-approved programs, or my submitting individual programs, with proof of attendance, for approval.

 

Description of Certification Categories:

  • Plants – Any program which teaches about the use, selection, culture, growing, selling, or installing of plant material.  Topics may include, but not be limited to, New Plant Introductions, Plant Growing Techniques, Pruning and Maintenance of Plants…

  • Environment – Any program which teaches about cultural conditions in the landscape or in horticultural production, water use, pesticide use, fertilizer application, or soils.  Topics may include, but not be limited to Soil testing and Fertilizer Application, Water Conservation in the Landscape, Pesticide Safety, Treatment of Pest and Disease Issues in the Nursery or the Landscape

  • Design – Any program that teaches about design, layout, selection, or construction of outdoor landscape elements.  Topics may include, but not be limited to, Hardscape Design or Construction, Planting Design, Plant Selection for Difficult Sites …

  • Professional – Any program that discusses professional business issues that are relevant to landscape, nursery, greenhouse, or garden center businesses in New Jersey.  Topics may include, but not be limited to, Licensing and Regulations, Insurance, Estimating and Job Costing, Marketing …

 

CNLPs: Submitting a course for approval once you have attended:

  1. The course or program must be a minimum of 30 minutes in length and cover at least one of the four recertification categories.

  2. Complete the course description form, which requires the following information:

    1. Name, date, and location of the course

    2. Time and duration of the course

    3. A brief description of the program

    4. The name and brief bio of the speaker/presenter

  3. Provide proof of attendance/participation.  This may include:

    1. A copy of sign in sheet

    2. A letter or email from the event host or speaker

    3. A signed CNLP attendance form by the host or speaker

  4. Final course approval will be made by the CNLP committee within 30 days of submission.

 

Getting a course pre-approved for CNLP credits:

  1. The course or program must be a minimum of 30 minutes in length and cover at least one of the four recertification categories.

  2. Complete the course description form, which requires the following information:

    1. Name, date, and location of the course

    2. Time and duration of the course

    3. A brief description of the program

    4. The name and brief bio of the speaker/presenter

  3. Form must be submitted to the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association a minimum of 30 days prior to the start of the program to ensure timely credit approval.

  4. Host or sponsoring organization agrees to provide proof of attendance if requested which may include:

    1. Copies of sign in rosters

    2. Certificates or letters provided to the attendees.

    3. Signing individual CNLP letters at the request of the attendees.

  5. Once approved, host may post credit approvals in course advertising.  Proper format for that would be:

    1. CNLP: 1 Environment

    2. This course is approved for 2 credits towards CNLP recertification

    3. CNLP Approved

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