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Benz School of Floral Design 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.


Discover job opportunities aligned with the skills acquired through this certification.

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:


Floral Design History
  • 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



Optional Cert Prep


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.

Featured Support Letters

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About Benz School of Floral Design

Founded in 1946 and now 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

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