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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) offers the certified floral designer credential to applicants who complete a test, meet educational or experience requirements, and participate in evaluation sessions in which they create designs in the following categories: Sympathy Design, Arrangement, Wedding, Flowers to Wear, and Duplicate (recreating a sample design). Contact the AIFD for more information. While not a requirement, certification shows that the florist has achieved a high level of professional development and skills in floral design. Those who complete the certification process, complete a biographic information form, and submit three letters of recommendation (two from AIFD members and one from another floral industry professional) can become accredited members of AIFD. 

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