The Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification verifies individuals have acquired the knowledge and skills to begin a career in the floral industry.
The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by the Benz School of Floral Design, known nationally for teaching excellence in floral design. The Benz School has produced countless floral designers and entrepreneurs and delivers continuing education opportunities for florists across the globe.
The certification validates mastery of fundamental artistic elements and principles and their application, specifically in floral design. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a variety of roles within the floral industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.
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The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:
FLORAL DESIGN HISTORY
Significance of Floral Design
Floral Design Industry
FLOWER IDENTIFICATION (BOTANICAL, COMMON NAMES, CHARACTERISTICS/USES)
Foliage & Greenery
FLORAL DESIGN BASICS
Elements & Principles (line, form, space, texture, pattern, color, size, fragrance, balance, proportion, scale, harmony, unity, dominance, focal point, emphasis, accent, rhythm, depth, repetition, transition, contrast, variation, opposition, tension)
Design Techniques (types of flowers, floral foam, floral wire)
Wiring Methods (straight, piercing, cross-piercing, bracing, wrap-around extension, hairpin, feathering)
Design Creation (triangular, circular, crescent arrangements)
Post Harvest Care of Flowers (storage, stem treatments, preservatives)
ARRANGEMENT CREATION & DUPLICATION (TOOL/SUPPLY IDENTIFICATION, DESIGN PLAN, FLOWER/FOLIAGE CHOICE, CONSTRUCTION, CRITIQUE/EVALUATION)
Corsage & Boutonniere (single bloom corsage, multi-bloom corsage, wrist corsage, clutch corsage, specialty corsage, single bloom boutonniere, multi-bloom boutonniere, alternative boutonniere)
Wedding Arrangements (bridal bouquet, boutonniere, bridesmaid bouquet, flower girl arrangement, corsage, unity candle arrangement, pew markers, center pieces)
Special Arrangements (Valentine's Day arrangement, Easter arrangements, Administrative Professional's Day arrangement, Mother's Day arrangement, Fall arrangements)
Bereavement Arrangements (sympathy tributes, standing spray, casket spray, potted plant, vase arrangement, memorial arrangement)
FLOWER BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Store Layout & Design
Founded in 1946 and located on the campus of Texas A&M University, the school is recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers as an Educational Partner, ensuring the school remains in compliance with industry standards for instructional personnel and facilities. The Benz School is the marquee name when it comes to the art of floral design.
If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.
If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-922-9965.