Recertification

Recertification Policy 
Individuals who have let their recertification lapse for over a year beyond the recertification date need to rewrite only the written component of the certification, and pay the cost of the full registration fee, in order to have their certified status reinstated.

Individuals holding CNLA certifications must recertify every two years. 
In order to renew your certificates, you must show that you have kept current in the industry by earning 24 continuing education units (CEUs).  These credits are tracked by the CNLA, and can be obtained by attending seminars or workshops, volunteering for industry events, and judging during certification tests.  A total of 24 CEUs are required every two years.

Speaking, writing and reading books can also count toward CEUs.  Additional forms (below) are required with your recertification form for these activities.

pdf Recertification Form

There is a fee of $75 plus HST every two years, plus the submission of CEUs.  Please consult the Recertification form below for exact details or call the CNLA office at 1-888-446-3499 or email certification@cnla-acpp.ca.

CNLA understands that there may be some education and training opportunities that do not fall into one of the current categories.  Learn how you might be able to include these as CEUs.

Request for pre-approval of CEUs 
Thank you for requesting pre-approval of CEUs for a seminar, conference, or third-party training, or company in-house training opportunity.  CNLA understands that our list of education and service activities may not be exhaustive of the many opportunities available.  If there is an event that you think should qualify for recertification CEUs, please submit the following information to Colin Vince at the CNLA office.

Seminar, Conference, Third Party Training
To review this request and determine if it would qualify for recertification CEUs, and how CEUs might be assigned, please provide the information fully describing the continuing education opportunity to include:

  • the date or dates
  • target audience
  • learning outcomes
  • agenda with session times
  • subject matter
  • qualifications of instructors

For seminars, conferences, or third-party training opportunities, the promotional flyer or brochure for the event may be submitted if it contains this information.


Company In-House Training Programs 
To review this request and determine if it would qualify for recertification CEUs, and how CEUs might be assigned, please provide the information fully describing the continuing education opportunity to include:

  • the date or dates
  • target audience
  • learning outcomes
  • agenda with session times
  • subject matter
  • qualifications of instructors
  • description of attendance tracking

Please send your information in writing to:

Professional Development Department
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
7856 Fifth Line South
Milton, ON   L9T 2X8
Fax: 1-866-833-8603
Email: certification@cnla-acpp.ca

Your response will indicate if your described event will qualify for your recertification CEUs, and how many CEUs it will account for.