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Managing or working in a nursery, garden center or greenhouse requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of plant growth and development, propagation and pruning, media, disease and insect control. CNGA’s New Mexico certification programs were designed to meet this need and elevate professional standards throughout our industry.

Our certification programs help ensure our industry professionals are trained and ready to provide the high quality service and support our customers expect from our members.

Certification Benefits.

For employers, certification provides your team members with the knowledge and tools to further extend their value to you and your customers. Certified employees help your business stand out and show your customers that you value their business and want to be of the best possible service to them.

By formalizing their training, employees demonstrate their commitment to the industry and gain professional credibility that stays with them throughout their career.

The New Mexico Certified Nursery Professional (NMCNP)

  • The NMCNP program is offered annually, rotating locations from Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Employers can be assured that the Nursery Professional is dedicated to the industry and can provide exceptional customer service, knowledge and professionalism. Individuals holding this certification are uniquely trained and qualified personnel who have the highest level of industry knowledge.
  • Companies with Nursery Professionals on staff are listed on the New Mexico Member Directory page and can be searched for by area within the directory.

Requirements to sit for the exam:

  • At least 2,000 hours of verifiable employment with a New Mexico registered greenhouse, garden center, contractor or an allied industry.
  • A completed exam application.

2017 NMCNP Training Seminar and Exam Schedule:
Use this Registration Form to sign up and for times and locations.

February 15 - Perennials
February 22 - Shrubs
March 1 - Trees
March 8 - Landscape Design
March 22 - Exam

Certified Greenhouse Grower Program (CGG)

  • For those wanting to increase their knowledge of greenhouse growing the CGG training seminars and exam are currently offered once a year at ProGreen EXPO in Denver, CO.
  • Earning a certification designation illustrates a higher level of knowledge and professional commitment that benefits both the individual and their employer.

Requirements to sit for the exam:

  • Attendance at all of the pre-qualified seminars at ProGreen EXPO.
  • At least 2,000 hours of verifiable employment with a registered greenhouse, garden center, contractor or an allied industry.
  • A completed exam application.

Have questions about membership options, contact us today at 303-758-6672 or email us.

Join Today! Download the Membership Application (pdf).