Horticulture Schools &
Members of Florida's nursery and landscape industry are fortunate to have many facilities around the state that offer horticultural training, including universities, colleges, technical education centers, UF Extension Offices, botanical gardens and on-line course providers.
Florida's educational system offers courses leading to landscape and nursery operations certificates and college degrees in horticulture production, landscape design, turf management, and other industry-related topics. There are also many classes geared toward the working professional conveniently offered in the evenings and on weekends.
List of educational facilities that offer horticulture training
Training to assist in preparation for FNGLA's certification exams is offered in various locations around the state. Please contact them directly for registration information, prices and class schedules.
Online FCHP certification preparation course. Certification prep classes are ongoing.
Contact: Gale Allbritton of Magnolia Grex, or call (850) 933-9545
Ft. Pierce/St. Lucie
FCHP Classes offered January and August of each year. Landscape Design course offered each January.
Contact: Indian River State College, Ann McMullian, or call (772) 336-6211
University of Florida Duval County Extension, Erin Harlow, (904) 387-8850
Pensacola Junior College, Landscape Design and Installation.
Contact: Amy Compton, or call (850) 484-4433
FCHP preparatory class begins Fall and Spring each year.
Contact: Weeds & Seeds, Bob Cook, (239) 734-0212
Central Florida Community College. FCHP preparatory classes.
Bob DuMond, (352) 237-2111 ext. 351
FCHP preparatory class each January and September, AmeriScapes Landscape Management
Contact: Ken Howell, (407) 365-8339
Palm Beach Gardens
Horticulture and Landscape classes. FCHP & FCLT preparing classes each summer.
Contact: George Rogers, Palm Beach State College, (561) 207-5052
FCHP training at Institute for Florida Studies at Hillsborough Community College
Sean Nordquist, Institute of Florida Studies, or call (813) 757-2186
FCHP training at Pay it Forward Farm
Contact: Christine Collins, (813) 966-7448
Course offerings for all FNGLA certifications at PTEC - St. Petersburg
Contact:Bonnie Desmond, (727) 893-2500, ext. 2551