Professional certification for field and consulting botanists is good for the profession and good for the environment. Certification helps ensure that the most qualified people conduct California’s environmental reviews and that our decision-makers have the information they need to make sound land-use decisions. That’s why CNPS and other leading botanical organizations have partnered to create a new consulting botanist certification to formally recognize botanists that:
- Incorporate scientifically sound botanical principles in decision-making
- Meet a minimum set of standards in knowledge and experience
- Adhere to high ethical standards
Upcoming Exam Dates
Exams are offered twice a year in Southern California and Northern California.
June 11, 2018
San Diego Botanic Garden
October 1, 2018
For more information about California Botanist Certification, contact David Magney at email@example.com .
The CNPS certification program recognizes two levels of expertise: Field Botanist and Consulting Botanist. See which is right for you.
Download the study guide, plant ID list, and slide deck on preparing for certification.