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
For a list of students who have earned their CYPP, click here.
NCNLA's Robert Cagle Memorial Scholarship is an opportunity to support the continuing education needs of qualified horticultural and landscape students that have earned NCNLA’s CYPP certification. The Scholarship identifies and rewards horticulture students who exemplify scholastic aptitude, positive attitude, and industry potential.