Growing the industry

Certified Nursery Professional



The Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) program is the industry's professional recognition scheme for individuals. CNP members are acknowledged for their skill and expertise within the nursery and garden industry.

Most businesses consider skilled and knowledgeable staff to be their most valuable asset.

The CNP program:

  • Acknowledges your ongoing commitment to improving your skills and industry knowledge, thereby enriching your personal experience of work and meeting the needs of customers
  • Provides the public with assurance that you have the knowledge and skills to provide superior services
  • Encourages a highly skilled industry by ensuring it remains competitive and has the ability to adapt accordingly
  • Offers you valuable networking opportunities and access to ongoing professional development activities.

"It's made a big difference .... finally, the staff are being properly recognised for their skills and experience."

Tim Pickles
Tim's Garden Centre, NSW
(Retail Garden Centre)


"People are starting to treat us like professionals, just like they would accountants and lawyers.  And because we're treated as professionals we're able to be paid for our services accordingly"

Sonia Cameron
Cameron's Nursery, NSW
(Production Nursery)