A wide variety of courses, workshops, and events are offered each year to ensure that every MCH has an opportunity to learn about particular areas of interest, as well as the latest in industry developments, newest products, and best practices.
“Customers ask lots of questions about their home landscapes, design issues, plants that aren’t doing well, etc. Studying for and passing the MCH exam helped me gain the knowledge I would need to answer these questions confidently, and the continuing education requirement helps me stay current.”
Recertification is achieved by earning a minimum of 8 continuing education credits annually through participating in qualified MNLA educational programs. Some credits may be earned via outside programs as well, but pre-approval is required for non-MNLA sponsored programs: please inquire to be sure the program you’re interested in will qualify toward your credit requirements.
Click here for a mail in MCH Credit Reporting Form or click the button below to submit the form online as a current MNLA member or non-member.
Be sure to check the event calendar often to see a schedule of qualifying programs.
These hour and a half in-depth sessions include live Q&A with the speakers, community networking, and a full year to rewatch the webinar wherever and whenever you want!
1 MCH credit available per webinar unless noted otherwise.
Please note: Certified professionals may be required to submit attendance verification to their Nursery and/or Landscape Certification Program, when formally requested, in order to renew certification(s) or license(s). Therefore, it is the responsibility of the certified professional to maintain his/her own attendance record(s) and only submit these records when requested by their local certification committee.
MCH Reciprocity (single* state certification): Any individual can apply to have their current certification credential from another state transferred to MCH. Applications will be reviewed by the MCH Board of Directors (the certifying body for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association) and upon approval and notification, the new MCH will be responsible for maintaining their “good standing” status including staying current with all fees and continuing education requirements dictated by the MCH Program. *certified individuals who are moving to Massachusetts.
MCH Reciprocity (multiple** state certifications): Any individual can apply to have their current certification credential from another state transferred to a MCH. Applications will be reviewed by the MCH Board of Directors (the certifying body for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association) and upon approval and notification, the new MCH will be responsible for maintaining their “good standing” status including staying current with all fees and continuing education requirements dictated by the MCH Program and the Certifying Body for the state associations(s) where they currently hold Certification Credentials. **certified individuals who are looking to hold their original certification as well as MCH certification.
Click here for the application to transfer credits.
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