RI Certified Horticulturist Program

We are in the process of updating the RICH program, both the classroom instruction and testing along with a new revised and updated RICH manual. We will post information on registration for RICH training and how to obtain copies of the new manual when they are available.

The RI•CH Program is a voluntary program that:

Upgrades the professionalism of individuals in the nursery and landscape industries.

Increases the education, competence and pride of nursery and landscape employees.

Informs the public of increased industry professionalism and competence.

Why this is important for your business?

Use the RICH certification and added credentials in your business advertising.

This course and manual will provide you and your staff with best horticultural practices such as planting and pruning. It will also emphasize practices which will conserve and protect our soils and water.

RINLA promotes member businesses and staff on the web site and through other association advertising programs.

Certification promotes professional attitudes and workmanship.

RI•CH certification is recognized in all six New England states.

Your customers will appreciate working with a professional whose education and experience are certified.

How do I get certified?

Look for announcements of certification exams here and on the member home page. They are held 1-2 times each year.

Contact the RINLA office to buy a manual and use it as a study guide.

If you need to, take the plant identification course.

Pass the exam (>70% score)

Maintain your certification by earning 5 re-certification credits each year.

PO Box 984
West Kingston, RI 02892