Floral Designer Certification Program

The Event Planning and Management Academy's Floral Designer Certification program will equip you with all the training necessary for a professional floral design job position or to enable you to start your own floral business.

Our comprehensive, hands-on program is designed to provide you with the training and practical skills needed to become a professional florist. The EPMA program includes online classes and hands-on, in-class workshops designed to teach students a wide range of floral design techniques and topics.

As you progress through the program, you will learn new skills and develop the necessary capabilities to apply them. You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn floral design skills. Our certified teaching techniques will prepare you for a career as soon as you complete the course. You will master and understand the principles, forms, styles, techniques, and elements of floral design. You will learn how to create a variety of floral designs, including party flowers, sympathy flowers, wedding flowers, and flowers for special events. You will also learn about the latest techniques for handling and caring for flowers, the most common flower varieties, how to price them, how and where to purchase wholesale flowers, and much more.

Our online training program includes lectures, video demonstrations, hands-on projects, and reading assignments, which you will photograph and return to us for critique, evaluation, and suggestions, as well as additional training exercises and study quizzes. All essential tools, floral design kits, and non-perishable design materials will be provided and shipped to you. With our guidance, you will purchase the fresh flowers required for the completion of your exercises. Your assigned mentor will always be available by email or phone to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through each lesson.

In addition to online training, students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop. Class sizes are kept small to provide an ideal learning environment in which you can interact closely with the course instructor. Under the instructor's guidance, you will demonstrate and practice the techniques and topics learned in the live online program.

Our program is for you if you:

  • Are launching a new career as a floral designer
  • Want to begin your own floral designing business
  • Are interested in working with an established floral shop
  • Are in the business and want to stay fresh with continuing learning
  • Are not in the business, but in charged with floral arrangements and design
  • Want to validate your experience
  • Want to fulfill individual goals
  • Want to work effectively
  • Want to learn trends from industry experts
  • Certificate Upon Completion
  • Portfolio to Show Future Clients
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Program Advisor
  • Workshop (hands-on training)
  • Training Materials
  • Educational Aids and Resources
  • Tutorial Sessions
  • Career Exploration Assignments
  • Career Development Exercises
  • Certification Exam


  • Introduction of floral design
  • Category of floral arrangements
  • Handling and care of fresh flowers
  • Handling and care of silk and dried flowers
  • Floral arrangement styles
  • Floral arrangement designs
  • Festive and occasion designs
  • Floral etiquette
  • Wholesale flower markets and auctions
  • How to start a floral designing business
  • Selecting a business name
  • Types of business organisations
  • Budget management
  • Pricing creation
  • How to analyze and market your business
  • Networking solutions
  • Business promotion
  • Web site promotion
  • Effective marketing and advertising methods

The workshop takes place at the location of your choice via live, interactive, online video sessions. The instructor and the students can see, hear, and speak with each other via video conference. Due to advanced technology, the video lessons often allow demonstrations unavailable in traditional classrooms. The instructor has the ability to share their desktop applications (presentation slides, graphics, animation, audio, video, documents, spreadsheets, or any other electronic media) and use a remote pointer to highlight areas of interest on your PC to make learning a truly interactive experience.


After finishing the third part of the program, the student will arrange a time to participate in the hands-on workshop. Workshops are held both in-person and online. Students may select from the following areas to attend:

Within the United States:

Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Honolulu, HI, Hammond, IN, Chicago, IL, New Orleans, LA, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Detroit, MI, Kansas City, MO, Raleigh, NC, Atlantic City, NJ, New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Columbus, OH, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX, Richmond, VA, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Outside the United States:

Windsor, Canada, Sydney, Australia, London, United Kingdom, Paris, France, Quezon City, Philippines, Nassau, Bahamas

For students who are unable to attend any of the above areas, they may sign up for a web-based workshop. Web-based workshops cover the same material as in-person workshops. Individuals choosing the web-based orientation must have a working computer, high-speed internet connection for video conferencing and document sharing, and access to a telephone line or cell phone for the audio portion of the workshop.


It is a self-paced program. It depends on your schedule and how much time you have to devote to it. Therefore, you can complete the program as fast as you like, or give yourself up to 24 months to complete it. The majority of students work full-time while taking the class and can easily accommodate the course workload.

Not only can you complete it at anytime but you can do it anyplace and anywhere in the world with a laptop, tablet, or smart phone and an internet connection. Our online certification program provides the flexibility you need to complete the course as your schedule permits.


$895.00 - Online Course

$1,295.00 - Online Course + Workshop