The Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional Program is a voluntary program to accomplish the following:
To encourage on-going professional improvement through education and service to the industry and retain certification status, all CANPs must compile at least five credits yearly to keep their status current and pay an annual fee (starting with the 2010 class and going forward) of $10 for CNLA members and $20 for nonmembers.
In order to become a CANP, an industry member must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be employed or be a student in the horticultural industry.
- Enroll in the Accreditation program and achieve a passing score of 70 or higher on the written and plant identification accreditation exam. The accreditation course is 13 weeks and is held annually from August to November. The exam is administered at the conclusion of the course.
- Sign the Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional Code of Ethics and submit to the CNLA.