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CCNP 2023 Summer Seminars & Exam - Colorado Springs
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 9:00 AM to Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 4:00 PM MDT
Category: Certification

Summer 2023 CCNP Seminar Series: Colorado Springs

CNGA’s Colorado Certified Nursery Professional (CCNP) program promotes high quality standards and professionalism for the Colorado nursery industry. Managing or working in a nursery requires an in-depth knowledge of plant identification, physiology, soil, pruning and other nursery growing elements. These seminars provide an in depth study of common nursery plant identification as well as basic landscape design concepts and practice.


Certification provides the knowledge and tools that can add value to your professional development, while also benefiting your company and your customers. Individuals holding this certification are uniquely trained and have the highest level of industry knowledge. The seminars are recommended to prepare for the exam, but can also be taken 'a la carte' as refresher courses or to advance your horticulture education. Learn more about certification here.

If you wish to become certified, you will be required to register for (fee required) and pass an exam (minimum 75% score). You will also have to complete an exam application that documents at least 2,000 hours of verifiable employment with a Colorado licensed nursery, garden center, greenhouse, contractor, allied industry, or be a member of a green industry association in Colorado or neighboring Rocky Mountain state.

To sign up for classes, register for the exam, access the exam application and purchase the study manual, please click here.

Seminar Schedule:

  • Herbaceous Plants: Tuesday, July 18, 9 am - 4 pm @ Britton Nursery, 7075 Wyoming Lane, Colorado Springs
  • Shrubs: Tuesday, July 25, 9 am - 3 pm @ Harding Nursery, 721 N. Powers Blvd., Colorado Springs
  • Trees: Tuesday, August 1, 9 am - 3 pm @ Heidrich's Colorado Tree Farm Nursery, 7440 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs
  • Landscape Design: Tuesday, August 8, 9 am - 3 pm @ the City of Colorado Springs, 1003 Glen Ave., Horticulture and Education Complex
  • Exam: Tuesday, August 22, 9 am – 1 pm, Harding Nursery, 721 N. Powers Blvd., Colorado Springs

Lunch is included with the seminars.  

Questions? Please contact CNGA by email or call 303.758.6672. The CCNP seminars are also available online.  

Contact: Debi Borden-Miller; [email protected]; 303-758-6672