Professionals who receive the MCH credential must earn annual continuing education credits in order retain the MCH status. A wide variety of courses, workshops, and events are offered each year to ensure that every MCH has an opportunity to learn about particular areas of interest, as well as the latest in industry developments, newest products, and best practices.
“Customers ask lots of questions about their home landscapes, design issues, plants that aren’t doing well, etc. Studying for and passing the MCH exam helped me gain the knowledge I would need to answer these questions confidently, and the continuing education requirement helps me stay current.”
Recertification is achieved by earning a minimum of 8 continuing education credits annually through participating in qualified MNLA educational programs. Some credits may be earned via outside programs as well, but pre-approval is required for non-MNLA sponsored programs: please inquire to be sure the program you’re interested in will qualify toward your credit requirements.
Click here to download the MCH Credit Reporting Form or submit your form online.
To see a schedule of qualifying MNLA programs be sure to check the event calendar for qualifying programs.
Earn more credits
Share with us your favorite plant and earn MCH recertification credits immediately. A submission is worth 1 MCH credit.
Submit a Plant Selfie! This is an excellent way for us to showcase the certified professionals in Massachusetts that are a part of the MCH certification program! A submission is worth a .5 MCH credit.
Request certification credits
Are you planning an event and want to offer MCH credits as a benefit of attending? You can fill out a form online or download the request for certification credits application.
Please note: Certified professionals may be required to submit attendance verification to their Nursery and/or Landscape Certification Program, when formally requested, in order to renew certification(s) or license(s). Therefore, it is the responsibility of the certified professional to maintain his/her own attendance record(s) and only submit these records when requested by their local certification committee.
Request for Transfer of Certification Credentials to Massachusetts (MCH)
MCH Reciprocity (single* state certification): Any individual can apply to have their current certification credential from another state transferred to MCH. Applications will be reviewed by the MCH Board of Directors (the certifying body for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association) and upon approval and notification, the new MCH will be responsible for maintaining their “good standing” status including staying current with all fees and continuing education requirements dictated by the MCH Program. *certified individuals who are moving to Massachusetts.
MCH Reciprocity (multiple** state certifications): Any individual can apply to have their current certification credential from another state transferred to a MCH. Applications will be reviewed by the MCH Board of Directors (the certifying body for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association) and upon approval and notification, the new MCH will be responsible for maintaining their “good standing” status including staying current with all fees and continuing education requirements dictated by the MCH Program and the Certifying Body for the state associations(s) where they currently hold Certification Credentials. **certified individuals who are looking to hold their original certification as well as MCH certification.
Click here for the application to transfer credits.
Show customers you are qualified experts
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