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2023 New Mexico Certified Nursery Professional Seminar, Manual and Exam
Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
Category: Certification

New Mexico Certified Nursery Professional
Seminar, Manual and Exam

For horticulture professionals in New Mexico, you will have the opportunity to become certified by taking the New Mexico Certified Nursery Professional exam in February, 2024. 

In addition to general horticulture practices, this certification concentrates on information that is specific to New Mexico. Managing or working in a New Mexican nursery requires a well rounded knowledge of plant identification, physiology, entomology, weed control, turf management, pruning, landscape design, and disease control. A NMCNP manual is available and serves as a useful study guide for those who plan to take the exam. The manual is a comprehensive review of nursery management, operational practices and production. 

To become certified, you must pass a three part exam:
1. Identification of live or pressed plant specimens
2. 100 true/false and multiple-choice questions which cover basic knowledge gained through study and practical experience. The manual is a good resource for this part.
3. A basic landscape design problem which includes drawing a landscape plan.

And you must complete an Exam Application that documents your eligibility.

To prepare for the plant identification part of the NM exam, you are encouraged to also register for the Colorado Certified Nursery Professional (CCNP) online seminars. Since many of the plants that may appear on the NM exam are described in the CCNP online seminars, the online seminars offer an excellent way to prepare for the NM exam. The special New Mexico plants seminar which you register for here (live, not online) covers those plants specific to New Mexico and are not included in the CCNP online seminars.

The Special NM Plants Seminar will take place on January 24 at Arbor Valley Nursery, 6145 2nd Street NW in Albuquerque, from 9 AM - 3 PM (lunch included), ph: 505.521.2110 

The NMCNP exam will take place in in conjunction with the Think Trees Conference in Albuquerque, February 8 - 9. Please contact CNGA for details.

To register for the Special NMCNP Plants Seminar, to order the manual or to sign up for the exam, please click here.

For additional information or questions you may have, please contact Debi Borden-Miller at CNGA.