Certified Young Plant Professional (CYPP) is a North Carolina certification that recognizes proficiency in the nursery workforce, distinguishes young green industry professionals and provides the green industry with a means of identifying qualified young nursery professionals. This test is administered by North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA).
Who can take the test?
Students that have completed, or are currently enrolled in, Horticulture II or equivalent classes.
What’s on the test?
Written Exam: 50 multiple choice questions
Plant Identification Exam: There will be 50 plants to identify. You will be provided a list of plant names. Each plant is assigned a unique ID number, you will match each Plant ID number to their plant name from the list provided.
How do you pass?
To become a Certified Young Plant Professional, the applicant must pass (70% correct) of the written test and the plant identification test.
How much does it cost?
The exam fee is $50.
***Fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. Failure to show for a confirmed test date will result in forfeiture of fees.
Upcoming CYPP Test Dates
September 14 - Asheville, NC - Register Online
***Tests begin at 9am
Test your industry knowledge and start your career growth today. Register to become a CYPP: Download the Application.