Certification

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 January 27, 2022 at Four Points by Sheraton 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.

An online version of the CPH manual is also for WVNLA members. Members may access this version by emailing  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.

To order a manual, Contact Us or call 304-553-1234.  To register, print and fill out the CPH Application and mail to the address noted on it, or register online.   

Certified Professional Horticulturists
2021
Andrea Landis
2020
Allan BelcherDwaine JonesRobert JosephDaniel LippsLisa McDavidHannah McDonaldBill McLaughlinFarris MalloMichael MortonJulius SuterJoshua Webster
2019
Jesse BeaversMichael BrownDakota GillD. Lee GlaspellEmily HarrisDerreck HatfieldArgie JeffersMichael JohnsTimothy JohnsShawn LesterLaDares LillyEarl MooreEric NelsonJohn WatsonRobert WiltseMark Yost
2018
Zach CredeHolly FandeySteven HawkinsGregory Howell
2017
John DoolittleAaron Stull
2016
Eamon BarkerMatthew WareJason Young
2015
Ruffner Woody
2014
Michael BartholomewMichael DickDee Fournier
2012
Dean Myles
2011
Michael BomblyMichael OsborneDonna Rumbaugh
2009
Christopher Hartsock
2007
Matthew Davis
2006
Todd B. AndersonJanie K. CarpenterBill LicliterSeth Pratt
2005
David Hill
2004
Lorie BowenJason Lipot
2003
Bettie E. Dempsey
2002
Larry GouerA. Janie HatfieldG. Lynn JenningsJason LingenfelterDeborah MeadowsLarry L. OhrnCarrie ParkerSteve RitterAubry Wilson
2001
Margaret R. GroseAndrew HillingRudy HorstChuck KinsleyChad MankoCarol McCarthyAlex PersoniusEddie R. Thompson
2000
Michael S. BookJoyce McKenneyBrenda RunionsKelly RussellBetsey SorrellRoger Wood
1999
 Torula ChanlettChris ChanlettJohn Shane HolsteinEdward S. MasonEric Michael
1998
Brian BeckettPatrick BiaforeJohn D. ChidesterRick E. CutlipRichard CutlipTracy CutlipElaine FlaxerAaron HelmickBenjamin A. MarkellDonna MylesDaniel J. NobleRayburn PerryMark SpringerChris TathamBradley A. TeetsBarbara Wilcox