Botanist Certification 2020 Interest Form
CNPS is planning an exam for Apr 9 in Ventura County. Please take a few minutes to fill out this form so we can make the exams as convenient as possible.
Learn more about Botanist Certification
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Currently, it is very difficult to enforce floristic/relevé survey standards used in environmental assessments. There is no currently existing qualifications standard for surveyors. Through the Botanist Certification program, we can create a standard for surveyor and supervisor qualifications. This both vets the surveyors and provides an enforcement mechanism where inadequate work is discovered.
Through certification you can:
-improve the conservation of California's Flora
-have a resume "badge" which allows regulators to know you are qualified quickly
-be in the first 100 certified botanists!
Which exam are you interested in taking?
Certified Field Botanist
Certified Field Botanist and Certified Consulting Botanist
What city or county are you located in?
How far are you able to travel for the one-day exam?
Any particular days/times work that work best for you? We are considering holding the SoCal exam in March/April to give ample prep time
Any comments or suggestions? If your work would like to host an exam to certify multiple employees we may be able to come to you and reduce exam fees.
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