The Application Process for Botanist Certification
Application for certification and registration for tests is now open for 2017. Examination dates and venues for 2017 are below. Applicants are required to fill out the application form and provide current contact information, sign the Code of Ethics (PDF), and submit the examination fee.
Applicants will be notified on the next available examination (date and location). Upon successfully passing the examinations, the applicant will be required to pay the membership fee before receiving their certification number, certificate, and certification card.
Test locations, dates/times
*Cancellation Policy: Exams may be canceled if there is insufficient enrollment. Cancellation due to lack of enrollment will be determined 7 days (168 hours) prior to the date of the exam. If an exam is cancelled as a result of insufficient enrollment, all fees will be refunded, or held for future use, at the discretion of the applicant. The applicant's application/examination fee will be refunded in full if the applicant withdraws their application at least 14 days (two weeks) prior to the examination date, late cancellation will be assessed a $50 cancellation processing fee. CNPS makes budgetary decisions based on the number of registered attendees, so the last day to request a refund is typically 2 weeks before the day of the exams. If you need to cancel your registration after the stated cancellation deadline, CNPS will be unable to issue a refund for your examination and you will forfeit your payment, regardless of personal or professional emergency.
Online registration is available at the links above under the test location info. You can also register using the downloadable form below.
Registration Form (PDF 429kb)
To register for the upcoming 2017 exam dates, please fill out the registration form and send by mail, along with the examination fee, to:
Botanists in Northern California. Photo by Mona Robison.