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Professional Certifications

One of PLNA's highest priorities is the support of green industry workers' ongoing quest to advance their professionalism through education.  PLNA offers three certification programs for individuals to accomplish this goal - Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH), PCH Associate and Sustainable Landscapes Certification (SLC).

Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH)

The PCH Certification is a program for those professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of plants, including their physiology, identification, culture, growth and maintenance as well as the basics of landscape design and installation and garden center operations.  Once awarded the PCH designation, the professional must maintain certification through a program of continuing education credits to ensure his/her ongoing knowledge and expertise as a professional in the horticultural industry.

 

Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist Associate

The Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) Associate program is for horticultural students or green industry employees who have not yet gained the experience to pass the professional PCH exam but want to pursue certification which test which tests his/her knowledge of plant health care practices, basic botany, soils and climate and plant identification. This is the "core" module of the professional PCH exam.  A PCH Associate must maintain certification through a program of continuing education credits to ensure his/her ongoing knowledge and expertise as a professional in the horticultural industry.

 

 Sustainable Landscapes Certification (SLC)

The Sustainable Landscape Certification is a professional certification in one of the fastest growing areas of horticulture. An SLC has the specialized knowledge about how plants can be used most effectively to provide ecosystem services that improve water quality, air quality and enhance human health and performance. An SLC must maintain their certification through a program of continuing education credits to ensure his/her ongoing knowledge and expertise as a professional in the sustainable landscape discipline.

For more information on these certification programs click on the headings above.

Questions?  Contact Cathy Corrigan at ccorrigan@PLNA.com or call her at 717.238.1683.

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