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Continuing Education

Continuing Education is critical to the ongoing success of any professional.
 
The National Advisory Council on Continuing Education reports that over 23 million adults participate in continuing education annually. Their reasons for participation are diverse, but the greatest common denominator shared by these individuals is the link that continuing education provides to their jobs, their career ambitions, or the enrichment of their lives.
 

The mission of the Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP) Committee is to carry out the policies of the MNLA Board of Directors and to maintain the integrity and overall quality of the CGIP program; to test as many industry individuals on a yearly basis as possible; to renew those CGIP members on an annual basis enforcing their continuing education requirement; to arrange CGIP seminars at the Great Lakes Trade Exposition; and to promote the overall CGIP designation within and outside the industry.

Recertification
Once you become Certified, you must renew annually to maintain your certification. The certification period is January 1 – December 31. Renewal includes a yearly fee and the earning of six (6) continuing education units (CEUs).

How Much is the Renewal Fee?
$35 for MNLA Members
$45 for Non-Members*

Eligibility Requirements
2,000 hours of Green Industry employment experience are required prior to taking the CGIP exam. Relevant education may be applied toward a portion of the required hours.

The Michigan Certified Garden Retailer specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals in a retail setting who interact with the end consumer regarding all their various landscape needs. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

The Michigan Certified Landscape Designer specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals who use landscape designs to provide creative solutions for the outdoor needs of their clients. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

The Michigan Certified Landscape Manager specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals who maintain all facets of the landscape. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

The Michigan Certified Nurseryman specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals who grow annuals, perennials, shrubs and/or trees in a nursery or greenhouse setting. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

February 20-21, 2012

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The Academy is thrilled to host Dr. Barry Jacobsen from the Department of Plant Sciences and Pathology at Montana State University. Dr. Jacobsen will discuss the philosophy of IPM that has revolutionized agricultural production. Participants will be introduced to the critical concepts that support IPM, including entomology, plant physiology, pest scouting and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to opt into two half-day sessions to learn about IPM strategies in specific production systems including:
•Strawberries and Raspberries
•Grapes
•Blueberries
•Pome Fruit
•Stone Fruit
•Cucurbits, Cole Crops, Onions, Celery, and Carrots
•Peas, Beans, Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Peppers
•Hops
•Conifers
•Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
•Small Grains and Forages; Wheat, Alfalfa, and Mixed Hay
•Field Crops; Corn and Soybeans The Academy will run from 8:30-5:00 on February 20-21, 2012. MAEAP I, Pesticide Recertification and Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available.

IPM Academy Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center Michigan State University 55 South Harrison Avenue East Lansing, MI 48824-1022

Credits –
Pesticides recertification (16 total)
Day 1 8 - Private or Comm. Core
Day 2 4 - Private , Commercial core or category each session
MNLA - Certified Green Industry Professional – 7 CEUs
Certified Crop Advisor – 9 CCA

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