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CPP Exam at FALL TOUR 2021

  • September 09, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Canyon Creek Nursery, 1730 South 48th St. West
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Registration

  • Both parts of the certification exam. Member price is extended to employees of any firm that has an active MNLA member.
  • Full exam - both the Written and Plant ID portions. Non-member price is for any firm that does not have any employees with an active MNLA membership.
  • Only the Plant ID portion of the exam. Member price is extended to employees of any firm that has an active MNLA member.
  • Only the Plant ID portion of the exam. Non-member price is for any firm that does not have any employees with an active MNLA membership.
  • Only the Written Portion of the certification exam. Member price is extended to employees of any firm that has an active MNLA member.
  • Only the Written Portion of the certification exam. Member price is extended to employees of any firm that has an active MNLA member.

Register

Prove your plant knowledge!

The next Certified Plant Professional (CPP) Exam will take place on Thursday, September 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm (the day before the annual Fall Tour), at the beautiful Canyon Creek Nursery, 1730 South 48th St. West, in Billings, MT.

Eligible applicants need to apply online by following the link to register, or submit a completed application, documentation of nursery employment and the appropriate fees to the MNLA office by August 31st. Download the application form here.

The certification tests are generally given twice a year, in January at the annual Montana Green Expo and in September at the annual Fall Tour. The exam consists of a plant identification test and a written test. The exam is based on the Certification Manual and on practical information gained from employment in the industry, and on identification of the correct genus, species, common name, and cultivar (if appropriate) for each plant.

The ID portion of the exam is based upon plants covered in Choosing Trees and Shrubs for Montana Landscapes, by George Evans and Alan Epps, as well as lists of Montana perennials and woody plants. These publications and lists are included in the manual. The second portion of the exam is a 200 question written exam of the principles and practices of virtually all aspects of the nursery industry. A passing grade is 75% for both parts of the exam. Bring at least two sharpened pencils to take the exam. We also recommend that you bring several sheets of scratch paper.

Please see the Education & Certification page on our site for details on eligibility and renewal as well as a number of additional forms and how to order your CPP Manual (a highly recommended book for preparing for the exam). Manuals can be ordered by submitting an order form to the MNLA office before August 31st.

Good luck!

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