In this part-time online Florist Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for floral arranging and getting started in a career as a professional florist.
Become a Florist
You will learn: what a florist does and how to execute floral arrangements, how to develop your skills to succeed in a career as a florist, how to get hired for a job as a florist, and how to start your own florist business and get customers.
What Happens in the Florist Certificate Course
The Florist Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Florist). Unlike some traditional floral design classes and floral arrangement classes, this course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Florist Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Florist Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
The Florist Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Florist Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
Topics covered in the Florist Certificate Course consist of information covered in floral design classes and floral arrangement classes and include the following:
Overview of Florist Products and Services
- Principles of Floral Design
- Processing, Storing and Using Flowers, Greens and Fillers
- Introduction to Dozens of Commonly Used Materials
- Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Arrangements
Developing Your Skills
- Exploring Resources and Getting Experience
- Different Types of Florist Businesses
- Landing Your First Job as a Florist or Floral Designer
Opening Your Own Florist Business
- Choosing a Niche, Name, Location and Signage
- Your Business Plan
- Start-Up Budgeting and Funding
- Sourcing Tools, Fixtures, Equipment and Supplies
- Shop Décor and Displays
- Setting Prices and Exploring Delivery Options
- Hiring Great Employees
Marketing Your Flower Shop
- Target Markets for Florists
- Working with Wire Services
- Advertising and Free Publicity
- Getting Repeat Business and Referrals
What Is Included in the Florist Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Florist Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Florist Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2020 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Florists for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Florist Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Florist (e-book edition)
Register for the Florist Certificate Course
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.
SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Florist Certificate Course is priced as only $129 U.S. for the June 1, 2020 course.
Register today for the Florist Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Florist Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
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How Much Money Do Florists Make?
As a florist, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and whether you’re an employee or own your own floral shop. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 - however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
What Does a Florist Do?
As a florist, you might help your clients express love, welcome a new baby, remember loved ones, celebrate a wedding, brighten a hospital stay, or add the perfect touch to parties and other events. No matter what the occasion, there are flowers to go with it. As a florist, you will be involved with some of the most significant moments in people’s lives.
How Do I Become a Florist?
Earning a certificate as a florist will equip you with the principles and techniques for opening your own floral shop and becoming a professional florist. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Florist Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Florist Certificate Course you will earn certification as a florist and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional florist. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.