Certified Accredited Nursery Professionals, CANP

Click here to register for the program.

CNLA’s annual 13-week certification program will teach you the basics of botany, plant identification, and professional horticultural information. The low admission fee for the Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional program makes accreditation open to all persons in the nursery and landscape industry and is honored in all six New England states. Pass the CANP exam and you will be recognized in a graduation ceremony at the CNLA Winter Symposium in January. Most classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm beginning August 15 at Jones Auditorium. Register early as enrollment is limited. Fees include the course manual, instructor’s Power Points and exam. Learn directly from several instructors, who give great, two-hour informative lectures each night.

SCHEDULE (Schedule subject to change)  All classes fall on a Tuesday, unless indicated otherwise.

August  15 ~ Botany
August  22 ~ Plant ID I – Perennials
August  29 ~ Plant ID II
September 5 ~ Plant ID III
September 12 ~ Environmental Factors
September 18 ~ Soils (Monday)
September 25 ~ Nutrition  (Monday)
October 3 ~ Lawns
October 10 ~ Culture
October 17 ~ Insects & Plant Diseases
October 24 ~ Weeds
November 1 ~ Design I  (Wednesday)
November 7 ~ Design II
November 14 ~ Exam
November 21 ~ Make Up Exam


Once you become a “CANP”, it’s easy to maintain your professional designation by re-educating yourself at industry seminars, trade shows, service to CNLA, etc.  Click here for more details on the Recertification process.

Helpful Links

Registration Information
Recertification Information
Recertification Reporting Form
CANP Graduates