2020 Region 6 CNLP Committee

 CNLP Chair - Kim Schichtel, CNLP
CNLP Plantasia Coordinator
- Bonnie Guckin, CNLP
CNLP Review and Education - Carolyn A. Stanko, CNLP
Contact PLANT WNY at (716) 741-8047 or membership@plantwny.com for more information. 

Region 6 CNLP's at CNLP Day - February 6, 2020

CNLPs 2020 Small

2016 3 CNLP lawn signs resized

Let your customers and clients know you are CNLP certified!  We have lawn signs available - 3 styles to choose from.  

Please contact PLANT WNY at (716) 741--8047 to make arrangments for pick-up.  


Q. What is the Certified Nursery Landscape Professional Program?

The Certified Nursery Landscape Professional (CNLP) program is an on-going educational program designed to increase the skills of garden center and landscape employees throughout New York. The Program is administered by the New York State Nursery/Landscape Association. Visit www.nysnla.com for more information.


Q. What is the purpose of the CNLP Program?

To constantly train and upgrade the professional skills of those persons that help consumers in garden centers or landscape firms. To reach the distinction of Certified Nursery Landscape Professional, an applicant must have had extensive on-the-job experience and then must pass a rigorous written examination that can only be passed with hard study and training.


What does this mean to me when I visit the garden center or consult a landscape firm?

A. It means that when you consult with a CNLP you’re asking advice and getting help from a true professional. The CNLP has undergone a complete training course and has made the commitment to become one of the “professional elite” within the industry. The CNLP isn’t a person who may have worked in the cosmetics section of the store last week and got moved to the garden section this week. You can be confident that the CNLP is there to help you with your specialized skills that can make your yard and garden a true pleasure.

Q. How do I find a CNLP?

There are nearly 600 CNLP’s throughout New York. Most are affiliated with independent garden centers and landscape firms. When doing business with a garden center or landscaper, ask to speak with a Certified Nursery Landscape Professional. They’ll be happy to help. Or, visit www.nysnla.com to view CNLPs near you!

Visit the Education page of this website (or click here) for information on upcoming educational events.