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Principles of Floral Design Certification

The Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification verifies students have acquired the knowledge and skills to begin a career in the floral industry.


NOTE: The Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification is only available to high school students.

If you not enrolled in high school but are still interested in earning a certification from the Benz School of Floral Design, visit their website.

Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by the Benz School of Floral Design, known nationally for teaching excellence in floral design. The Benz School has produced countless floral designers and entrepreneurs and delivers continuing education opportunities for florists across the globe.

The certification validates mastery of fundamental artistic elements and principles and their application, specifically in floral design. Students who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a variety of roles within the floral industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting students’ careers.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 55,000 jobs available in the floral design industry. Other related opportunities include positions ranging from event planners to wholesale traders. The Bureau says it takes months to learn the job on-site.

Related Occupations

  • Floral Designers
  • Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers
  • Art Directors

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following weighted industry standards:


Plant Anatomy

  • Significance of Floral Design
  • Oriental Influence
  • Classical Influence
  • European Influence
  • American Influence
  • Floral Design Industry



Flower Identification

  • Line Flowers
  • Mass Flowers
  • Form Flowers
  • Filler Flowers
  • Foliage & Greenery
  • Potted Plants



Floral Design Basics

  • Elements & Principles
  • Color
  • Design Techniques
  • Wiring Methods
  • Design Creation
  • Post Harvest Care of Flowers



Arrangement Creation & Duplication

  • Corsage & Boutonniere
  • Wedding Arrangements
  • Special Arrangements
  • Bereavement Arrangements



Flower Business Management

  • Location Selection
  • Store Layout & Design
  • Inventory Management
  • Pricing
  • Customer Service


Floral Design History


Flower Identification


Floral Design Basics


Arrangement creation & Duplication


Flower Business Management


Optional Certification Preparation Materials

The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare individuals to earn industry certifications.

Multimedia Presentations

Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.

Interactive Coursework


iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.

Featured Support Letters

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About Benz School of Floral Design

Founded in 1946 and located on the campus of Texas A&M University, the school is recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers as an Educational Partner, ensuring the school remains in compliance with industry standards for instructional personnel and facilities. The Benz School is the marquee name when it comes to the art of floral design.

"The Benz School of Floral Design stresses the importance of principles and elements of design in all of its course curriculums, so this connection with CEV Multimedia is a logical extension of what we teach."

Bill McKinley
Benz School of Floral Design

Employer Certification Verification

If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: or 1-800-922-9965.