CNPS Workshop Registration & Payment Policy

Pre-registration is required before the stated registration deadline for all CNPS workshops. All workshops are limited to the stated participant capacity, and registration may close before the registration deadline if the maximum capacity is reached. Please note, CNPS is unable to hold or reserve spots in workshops until payment has been received in full.

Registration will open online for each workshop as soon as CNPS has enough information to do so. We are not able to accept sign ups before online registration has opened for a particular workshop to hold spots.

The fastest and easiest way to sign up for a CNPS workshop is to use the secure online registration system, which allows you to pay by credit card, and confirms your spot in the workshop instantly.

If your employer is covering your workshop registration fee, a supervisor or other purchaser may register you online using a company credit card, CAL-Card, etc., and the registration will still be correctly recorded under your name as the attendee, even if the cardholder name is different.

We also accept payment by check for CNPS workshops. If you would like to pay by check, please contact Alyssa Huante, You will be asked to complete an offline registration form, and mail that in with your payment. Your spot in the workshop will be confirmed when payment has been received by CNPS.

If you would prefer to pay by invoice, please contact Alyssa Huante, You will be asked to complete and return an offline registration form, and upon receipt, CNPS will generate an invoice for your registration fee. Your spot in the workshop will be confirmed when the invoice is paid in full. Payment must be received before the stated registration deadline.

If you are paying by check or invoice, we strongly recommend starting the registration process early. If your employer is covering your registration fee, we understand that it can often take some time to get trainings approved and payment made. Starting early increases the likelihood of CNPS receiving your registration fee payment to hold your spot in a workshop before it reaches capacity, or before the registration deadline passes, so that you can attend.

Please note, workshop registrations cannot be shared or split between multiple individuals. Only the person whose name is on the registration is allowed to attend, including time spent in the field or on hikes.

Please contact Alyssa Huante,, with any questions about this policy.

Scholarships Available

CNPS is committed to reducing barriers and broadening participation in our workshops. We are offering financial support opportunities for students, early professionals, or anyone who may not otherwise be able to attend. This scholarship will cover the cost of one CNPS plant science workshop. In some instances, CNPS will also provide monetary assistance for travel and accommodations. 

The scholarship form is due six weeks before the workshop date that you would like to attend. You will be notified within four weeks of the workshop date about the financial aid determination. Please fill out the scholarship form on the workshops homepage to be considered as a potential recipient of a workshop scholarship.

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