California Certified Florist (CCF)

The California Certified Florist (CCF) is a certification program for florists and floral designers sponsored by the California State Floral Association.

The CCF Program recognizes proficiency of professional knowledge and expertise. Testing is based on suggested reading materials and practical design experience. The CCF certificate is maintained and renewable by keeping annual dues current with The California State Floral Association (CSFA), attending professional events, and participation in continuing education workshops.

Each year, California State Floral Association sponsors a pinning ceremony on the final afternoon of its annual “Calif Flora” conference, recognizing those California florists and designers who have recently completed and passed the CCF testing.

California Certified Florist is recognized as a pre-qualifying exam for membership in and certification by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).

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