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TeachHort.com provides high school horticulture teachers with the tools to prepare their students for FNGLA’s Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) exam.
The Florida Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act was enacted into law in 2007. It requires public high schools to offer “rigorous and relevant” curriculum that leads to industry recognized certifications. Workforce Florida, Inc. and the Florida Department of Education have recognized the FCHP program as the horticulture certification that will comply with CAPE for Environmental Horticulture Science & Services.
Testing Your Students for FCHP
FNGLA's Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) program is fully integrated into the curriculum frameworks for Horticulture Science & Services, Landscape Management and Sports & Recreational Turf Operations, specifically Agriscience Foundations 1, Introductory Horticulture 2 and Horticulture Science 3. Setting up FCHP testing for your students is an easy process. Below are links to the forms necessary to establish your school as an FCHP test site as well as information on the process for FCHP testing for your students. Contact Merry Mott with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-295-7994.
- Test Site Application Form
- Procedures for FCHP Testing
- FCHP Proctor Agreement
- Testing Procedures for Proctors
Letters of Recommendation from FNGLA
To assure that the certification programs you are providing to your students are rigorous and relevant, you may be asked to provide letters of recommendation to support FCHP in your classrooms. Below is a sample letter in word format that you can use to edit to your own use. The second is a pdf letter of support from FNGLA.
FFA Career Developement Events
March 2015 in Apopka
Saturday, March 7, 2015 is the date for next year's CDEs in Floriculture and in Nursery & Landscape. We will once again be hosted at the University of Florida's Mid-Florida Research Center in Apopka. You may have heard that we have made some changes to the CDEs for next year, and we are very excited about it! Here is a synopsis of our changes:
The biggest change is that we will not do the traditional written exam as part of the CDEs. Instead, the principles testing in that exam will be a larger part of both the problem solving practicums and the live practicums. There is still a very strong connection to FNGLA's Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) exam, which we plan to maintain throughout the CDEs.
The other change is the addition of tools and pests to the Floriculture Plant ID exam. The format will be the same as Nursery & Landscape except the tools and pests will be focused on the floriculture industry.
And, we will return to a split format – with Floriculture taking place in the morning and Nursery & Landscape taking place at noon.
Below is a link to the Florida FFA Site for CDEs.
For more information, contact Merry Mott at FNGLA at email@example.com or 407-295-7994.