CCN Pro = Increasing the value of customer service through training and education.
Individual must complete the following work experience: 18 months (at any time in one’s job history), full-time, California nursery (includes wholesale nursery experience) or 3,120 cumulative hours.
Optional ways to earn hours towards the required 3,120 hours: 1,040 hours are earned for an ornamental/environmental horticulture degree from a 4-year program, OR 520 hours are earned for an ornamental/environmental horticulture degree from a 2-year program.
Additional option: Upon proof of certification or 24 months nursery experience from another state, 12 months of nursery experience in California is then required.
Prepare for the initial CCN Pro exam by:
To earn certification status, individuals must pass each of the three segments of the initial exam with a score of at least 70 percent.
Questions: 100 true/false, in addition to multiple choice based on the manual and from practical experience.
Plant Identification: 35 plants must be identified with complete botanical and common names and correctly spelled. These are chosen at random from the list of over 250 plants (list included in study guide).
Landscape Design: Landscape is designed on a pre-printed plot plan to scale complete with legend, plus 115 landscape questions. The last 15 questions ask you to calculate a lawn and the use of amendments along with how many cubic feet of amendments and the cost to the customer.
Exam section(s) not passed by the 70 percent requirement can be retaken as many times as one wishes in order to achieve status. If not within three years of the last testing date, the full exam must be retaken, including the sections passed earlier; the full initial exam fee is required.
Date: Tuesday, February 21st
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Green Thumb Nursery, 23734 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Instructor: CCN Pro Committee Chair, Mike Wronkowski CCNP
Registration fee: $25.00
Call the CANGC office to register: 916-448-3900
This clinic is being offered to assist you in preparing to take the California Certified Nursery Professional Exam.