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Re-Certification FAQ and Application

 

Click: Re-Certification Application      (PDF file to fill-in, print, fax or mail in)

Click: CEU Report Form      (PDF file to fill-in, print, fax or mail in)

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do I need to recertify?
     To ensure that you are keeping up with the ever changing horticulture knowledge base through continuing education, updates on your contact info and the status as a Virginia Certified Horticulturist is a renewal contract between you and the VNLA.

2. Why do I need to be a VNLA member to to be a Virginia Certified Horticulturist?
     Certification is a membership benefit, thus you need to be working for a VNLA member or be a member yourself.

3. What do I need to do to re-certify?

 Complete 30 CEU's over the 3 year period from the year you took the test, or 3 years from your last re-certification. You should report your CEU's each year.  Your expiration date is listed on your VCH Certificate. VNLA is your state organization and "owns" the certification program and the VNLA is paid for the testing and manuals. CVNLA and NVNLA are your local /regional organizations - separate organization from VNLA. To help members (of both organizations) pass the test - local or regional associations offer review classes at their expense. They have to pay instructors, find classroom space, maintain materials, supply their own computers and plant slides and often get guest speakers. This is a member benefit so a member gets the benefit of lower fees - usually paying for itself just for this single use. As a member you would be able to take advantage of lower member rates at all meetings, conferences etc. Some are available ONLY to members.

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