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Certified Professional Horticulturist Study Materials


Below please find the Certified Professional Horticulturist study materials you will need to help prepare for the Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam.

1) Sustainable Gardening Handbook (ordered from OSU)
EM8742: Sustainable Gardening: The Oregon-Washington Master Gardener Handbook Order on-line at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/abstract.php?seriesno=EM+8742 (in the search field type in EM8742)

Publications Office
Oregon State University
800-561-67193
Cost: $30.00 plus tax and shipping


2) WSNLA Provided Study Materials.

  


FAQs about the Certified Professional Horticulturist Certification



  1. How often is the Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam given?
    The Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam is given twice a year and is scheduled in March and October. Locations vary.

  2. Do I need to have the 2000 hours of professional experience before I can take the Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam?
    No, you have 2-years to meet the professional experience requirement after you pass the Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam.

  3. I’m self-employed, how do I meet my professional experience requirement to be certified?
    You will need to document your jobs and hours. Most summarize past invoices to document work experience.

  4. When do I need to have my credits to renew?
    Check the date at the bottom of your most recent Certified Professional Horticulturist certificate or name badge.

  5. What are the renewal requirements once I have earned my Certified Professional Horticulturist certification?
    15 continuing education credits every 3 years and an annual Certified Professional Horticulturist fee. 
    To view the Certified Professional Horticulturist Credit Policy, click here.
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