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.
The next exam will be given on February 22, 2024 in Charleston. 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.
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.
Continuing Education Credits
After passing the exam and receiving certification, participants must accrue 30 Continuing Education Credits (CEC) in 3 years. Examples of eligible credits are:
- WVNLA Winter Symposium attendance, 8 credits
- WVNLA Pesticide recertification training, 8 credits
- Full-day industry-related course or seminar, 8 credits
- WVNLA Summer Tour, 4 credits
- Write an article for WVNLA News, 3 credits
- WVNLA board member or committee member, 4 credits/year
- WVNLA officer, 5 credits/year
- Passing the WVNLA CPH exam, 10 credits
- MANTS or other industry trade show, 5 credits
- Lectures, in-service training, webinars, 1 credit per hour
|Certified Professional Horticulturists|
|Devin CarpenterJosh EvansSarah Riggleman|
|Allan BelcherDwaine JonesRobert JosephDaniel LippsLisa McDavidHannah McDonaldBill McLaughlinFarris MalloMichael MortonJulius SuterJoshua Webster|
|Jesse BeaversMichael BrownDakota GillD. Lee GlaspellEmily HarrisDerreck HatfieldArgie JeffersMichael JohnsTimothy JohnsShawn LesterLaDares LillyEarl MooreEric NelsonJohn WatsonRobert WiltseMark Yost|
|Zach CredeHolly FandeySteven HawkinsGregory Howell|
|John DoolittleAaron Stull|
|Eamon BarkerMatthew WareJason Young|
|Michael BartholomewMichael DickDee Fournier|
|Michael BomblyMichael OsborneDonna Rumbaugh|
|Todd B. AndersonJanie K. CarpenterBill LicliterSeth Pratt|
|Lorie BowenJason Lipot|
|Bettie E. Dempsey|
|Larry GouerA. Janie HatfieldG. Lynn JenningsJason LingenfelterDeborah MeadowsLarry L. OhrnCarrie ParkerSteve RitterAubry Wilson|
|Margaret R. GroseAndrew HillingRudy HorstChuck KinsleyChad MankoCarol McCarthyAlex PersoniusEddie R. Thompson|
|Michael S. BookJoyce McKenneyBrenda RunionsKelly RussellBetsey SorrellRoger Wood|
|Torula ChanlettChris ChanlettJohn Shane HolsteinEdward S. MasonEric Michael|
|Brian BeckettPatrick BiaforeJohn D. ChidesterRick E. CutlipRichard CutlipTracy CutlipElaine FlaxerAaron HelmickBenjamin A. MarkellDonna MylesDaniel J. NobleRayburn PerryMark SpringerChris TathamBradley A. TeetsBarbara Wilcox|