These are three steps to become certified:
Complete the prerequisite online training courses. These courses consist of short videos, online activities and/or readings, and a course test. Each course is $25. If you are FNGLA certified, some of the courses are waived.
Complete six 1-hour online courses
Or, use one of the eligible certifications below to reduce the online course requirement.
GI-BMP Training Certificate
If you have successfully completed the GI-BMP training and received a training certificate, three additional courses are required:
If you have an active, qualifying FNGLA certification such as Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP), Certified Landscape Designer (FCLD), or Certified Landscape Contractor (FCLC), only two courses are required:
Florida Water StarSM Accredited Professional
If you have an active Florida Water Star Accredited Professional designation, only two courses are required:
The 3- to 4-hour Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Certified Professional Field Module consists of both classroom and field training, and an exam. The classroom training will review FFL principles and topics covered in the online prerequisite courses. The field training will be a site visit to review site conditions, identify what is/is not FFL, identify invasive plants and weeds, and discuss recommended management practices.
FFL Certified Professionals must agree to abide by the Code of Ethics. This agreement will be signed at the end of the Field Module.