Earn the distinction of adding Certified Professional Horticulturist to your qualifications by preparing for and passing West Virginia Nursery & Landscaping Association’s CPH exam. A CPH designation indicates that the holder is a trained horticulture professional with demonstrable knowledge of the industry. He or she is qualified to offer sound scientific horticultural advice on a variety of industry-related subjects.

WVNLA members may order a CPH manual for $60. The cost for non-WVNLA members is $100. This informative resource is an excellent study tool. Cost to take the exam is $25.

An online version of the CPH manual is also for WVNLA members. Members may access this version by emailing moc.l1548076974iamg@1548076974cossa1548076974lnvw1548076974 to receive an access code.

Topics covered include plant nomenclature, trees & shrubs, lawn establishment and maintenance, interior and bedding plants, fertilizers, composting, insect, weed and disease control as well as landscape contracting and management, and regulations. 

In addition to achieving a passing score on the exam, applicants must meet education and experience requirements as stipulated at the bottom of the CPH Application.

The next exam will be administered on July 25 2018 at the Waterfront Marriott in Morgantown. To register, print and fill out the CPH Application and mail to the address noted on it. To order a manual, Contact Us or call 304-553-1234.


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Michael Bartholomew
Michael Dick
Dee Fournier
Dean Myles      
Michael Bombly
Michael Osborne
Donna Rumbaugh
Christopher Hartsock      
Matthew Davis      
Todd B. Anderson
Janie K. Carpenter
Bill Licliter
Seth Pratt
David Hill      
Lorie Bowen
Jason Lipot
Bettie E. Dempsey      
Larry Gouer
A. Janie Hatfield
G. Lynn Jennings
Jason Lingenfelter
Deborah Meadows
Larry L. Ohrn
Carrie Parker
Steve Ritter
Aubry Wilson  
Margaret R. Grose
Andrew Hilling
Rudy Horst
Chuck Kinsley
Chad Manko
Carol McCarthy
Alex Personius
Eddie R. Thompson
Michael S. Book
Joyce McKenney
Brenda Runions
Kelly Russell
Betsey Sorrell
Roger Wood
 Torula Chanlett
Chris Chanlett
John Shane Holstein
Edward S. Mason
 Eric Michael    
Brian Beckett
Patrick Biafore
John D. Chidester
Rick E. Cutlip
Richard Cutlip
Tracy Cutlip
Elaine Flaxer
Aaron Helmick
Benjamin A. Markell
Donna Myles
Daniel J. Noble
Rayburn Perry
Mark Springer
Bradley A. Teets
Chris Tatham
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