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2022 CT Accredited Nursery Professional (CANP)

August 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Click here to register for CANP.

Click here to download the CANP Registration Form.

Become a “CANP”, A Plant Expert People Seek!

DID YOU KNOW…More professional firms are requiring accredited nursery and landscape staff to install and design jobs?

Why Enroll in CANP?

  • To become more knowledgeable, to assist consumers in making better plant choices.
  • To improve your work performance.
  • To move your business forward.
  • To encourage team building.
  • Because it is important to have certifications within the industry.

canp is for everyone working or studying in the green industry!

Past students have backgrounds in all fields of our industry: Design, Growing/Propagation, Landscape, Retail, Turf Management and Wholesale.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started in the industry or have been involved for year . . . CANP is for you!

Same Program – Different Format

CNLA’s annual 13-week certification program is ON-LINE.  The 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.  Learn directly from several  instructors, who give great, two-hour informative lectures each night.

The program uses Zoom.  No software is needed for this platform.  Prior to the start of class, instructions and the necessary links will be emailed to you.  The email will be sent to the address provided on the registration so please be sure it your email address.  A Plant ID workshop will be scheduled on a Saturday in September from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Lab, 153 Cook Hill Road, Windsor, CT.  The exam will be on line at a location to be determined.   Only registered attendees can participate in the class.

The registration fee will be $150 for members and $215 for non-members.  Included with the registration fee is a link for the manual.  The fee to purchase a hard copy of the manual is $75.  Manuals are available in English and Spanish.


All classes are on Tuesday; 7:00—9:00 pm

August 23 ~ Perennials
August 30 ~ Plant ID
September 6 ~ Plant ID II
September 13 ~ Botany
September 20 ~ Environmental Factors & Culture
September 27 ~ Soils
October 4 ~ Nutrition
October 11 ~ Insects
October 18 ~ Plant ID III
October 25 ~ Plant Diseases
November 1 ~ Lawns
November 8 ~ Weeds
November 15 ~ Landscape Design
November 22 ~ Exam (The exam will be in-person. The location is tbd.)


August 23, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm




Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association
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