Certification Study Guide

How to Prepare for the CNPS Botanist Certification


These guides cover everything you need to know about preparing for a successful exam. However, several years of professional full-time experience as a field and/or consulting botanist is necessary to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to pass the exams.

Study Guide  (updated Oct 10, 2019, 152kb) |  500 Plants for Sight ID (updated Mar 17, 2020, 136kb), excel file version, click to download  |  Preparing for Botanist Certification (764kb) | Code of Ethics (253kb)

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