Floral Design

Become a certified floral designer.

For certification students must complete 6 required classes and 2 electives. Students must successfully complete Introduction to Floral Design before taking the Advanced Floral Design Course. Other courses and electives may be taken in any order. Courses will be offered throughout the year in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Approximate cost of the program is $2,200.00.

Employment for floral designers is expected to decline slowly, by 3 percent, between 2014 and 2024.

Median annual wages for hourly and salary floral designers in Maryland were $30,520 in 2015.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Floral Design
  • Advanced Floral Design
  • Contemporary Floral Design
  • Wedding Design
  • Sympathy Design
  • Attendance at one AIFD event

Choice of Electives that total a combination of 8 sessions: Retail Flower Shop, Everlasting Flowers, Holiday Flowers, Flowers to Wear, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day/Occasion Basket, Summer Wildflowers

Occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Floral Designers.