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Arkansas Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional

Spring 2020 Review Class and Exam - Feb. 21 (class) and Feb. 24 (exam)
UA Cooperative Extension Service Bldg (Room 306), 2301 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204

The Arkansas Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional Program (ACNLP)
 is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and acknowledge industry professionals who demonstrate the skills essential for operations in  horticulture businesses. Founded in 1974, the ACNLP program stands as a mark of quality and was created to reflect what it takes to manage or work in a garden center , wholesale nursery or in a landscape maintenance or contract firm.

Getting the ACNLP isn't simply a one time thing, but an ongoing commitment to professional growth. Professionals holding the designation pledge to continually advance their knowledge and achieve higher levels of excellence in nursery and landscape management. ACNLPs must also actively advance, support and promote the Green Industry and the their profession as a whole.

The Review Class and Exam is scheduled two times per year in the Spring and Fall. 

Why Should You Become Certified?
  • By earning the ACNLP, you are preparing yourself for continued success in your Green Industry career.
  • ACNLPs are promoted to the consumer and recognized as individuals who maintain continuing education and who hold the highest standards.
  • Professionals holding the ACNLP designation actively advance, support, and promote the nursery and landscape industry and the profession of nursery and landscape professionals through word and their work.

If you've made the commitment to a career in the Green Industry, you should consider obtaining your ACNLP. You can start by reviewing the eligibility requirements and registration form. As an ACNLP, you will enjoy these important benefits:

  • Drives professional self-confidence: ACNLP short course and test takers report enhanced knowledge, confidence and increased professionalism. 
  • Increased recognition: particularly with your employer, piers, customers, other AGIA members, and those involved in hiring Green Industry professionals.


1. Purchase the study manual, read, and underline.

2. Learn the plants on the Plant ID list.

Click Here to view the plant list

3. Register to attend the next ACNLP Review Class and Exam.

To register, click here to print the registration form.

Membership in the AGIA is required.  
Click Here to join, or call 501-225-0029 for a membership application.

For more information, call the AGIA Office at 501-225-0029.


You must have one year of Green Industry related work experience,
OR hold a degree in horticulture or a related and approved field,
OR hold a certificate from a related vocational or technical school.

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