The online retail horticulturist training program is especially beneficial for employees of nurseries, garden centres and related companies; and candidates preparing to undertake the retail horticulturist certification.

The training, delivered through the Retail Council of Canada platform, is a self-study course and allows trainees to pace themselves and complete the modules at their own convenience. It covers the following modules:

  • Basic Plant Morphology

  • Basic Plant Needs

  • Customer Service Etiquette

  • Lawn Installation & Maintenance

  • Making The Sale

  • Pests and Diseases

  • Plant Hardiness

  • Plant Nomenclature

  • Planting & Design Principles

  • Pruning Methods & Techniques

  • Soil & Soil Nutrients

  • The Garden Centre Environment

The Landscape Horticulture Certification Program is a nationally recognized, industry-developed program that sets and maintains standards for the landscape industry in Canada.