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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 Development Events
March 4, 2017 in Apopka
Saturday, March 4, 2017 is the date for this year's CDEs in Floriculture and in Nursery & Landscape 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, and we are very excited about it!
We have brought Florida's events more in line with the National FFA CDEs. That means there have been some adjustments to the specimen lists, too.
Below are links to the 2017 Career Development Event Information.
For more information, contact Merry Mott at FNGLA at email@example.com or 407-295-7994.