Professional Education Center

MFA Professional Education Center

Steps to Certification

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $149.00, Non-Member $199.00
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cindy guides those who plan on becoming a Certified Florist. Tips on how to prepare for both the written and design portions of the test. Students will spend part of the day reviewing the written test and then work in the design room learning what is needed to pass the exam. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to pass the prestigious CF exam. There is a half hour break for lunch. Lunch is on your own. You must bring your own tools.

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Introduction to Floral Design (2 Day Course)

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,000, Non-Member $1,250 (Includes all flowers/supplies)
April 14th & 15th, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This comprehensive course will introduce beginning students to the exciting field of floral design. Principles and elements of design, proper mechanics of construction, care and handling of fresh materials and use of color are the focal points. For those desiring to become a Certified Florist, this class is a great first step.

Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. All materials are included in the course fee and students will have a completed design to take home each day. Design topics include: vase arrangements, bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and sympathy.

The class will meet from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day with a 45 – minute break for lunch on your own. There is 36 hours of classroom instruction time. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. You must bring your own tools (pruner, scissor, and wire cutter). A floral knife will be provided.

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Intermediate Floral Design (5 Day Course)

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,250, Non-Member $1,500 (Includes all flowers/supplies)
June 2nd – 3rd, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
June 9th – 10th, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
June 17th, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This course builds upon the foundation of the basic design course. The focus will be on the information presented in the Certified Florist (CF) Manual with the goal of preparing students to take the CF examination. (Students who do not wish to take the CF exam will still be welcome.) The CF manual is the text for this course. You may purchase this manual at www.michiganfloral.org or call 517-575-0110. This manual is recommended but not required. All other materials will be included in the registration fee.

Time will be divided between lecture and hands on design. A sample test will be given on each topic. Lecture topics include: care and handling of flowers and plants, product identification, customer relations, sales, delivery, marketing, accounting, display, and intermediate floral design. Design topics include: vase arrangements, bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and sympathy. Designs will incorporate the contemporary techniques of grouping, layering, basing, framing, and many more. Each day you will take home your designs.

The limited course enrollment of 8 will ensure that each student receives personal attention. The class will meet from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day with a 45-minute break for lunch on your own. There is 36 hours of classroom instruction time. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. You must bring your own tools (pruner, scissor, and wire cutter). A floral knife will be provide.

Download the registration form.

Michigan Floral Association 1152 Haslett Rd. - PO Box 67 Haslett, MI 48840

PH: (517) 575-0110 - FX: (517) 575-0115