The Professional Certified Florist Program 

This is one of the most complete educational programs in the floral industry. This program is geared toward members at all levels of experience. It is designed to benefit everyone from sales clerks to designers to shop owners. The program provides a standard of professional excellence, which is recognized throughout the industry.

Becoming a Professional Certified Florist is another step towards  Maine Master Floral Designer certification. 

The PCF Program is divided into two segments:

              Professional Certified Florist

The Professional Certified Florist
program consists of 12 classes. You are required to take all 12 classes and pass an exam with a score of 80% or above to be eligible to take the Certification Test to become a Maine Professional Certified Florist.

Design Classes Include:
Elements Of DesignBasic Principles Of Design
Care & Handling of Cut Flowers & Foliage Care & Handling Of Flowering Plants
Wedding Design
Sympathy Design

Management Classes Include:
Customer Relations
Employee RelationsDeliveryMerchandising
Advertising and Promotion
Basic Business Procedures

Currently, all classes are held at The University Of Maine, Orono's Greenhouse

Registration is now open for Fall 2018 Classes.


  • You must be a member in good standing with MSFGA.
  • Each class MUST be paid in advance or on the day of the class.
  • You MUST pre-register for the course.

The Course instructor is Mark Pellon (mmfd).

Additional questions specifically regarding the course can be directed to Mark @ (207) 942-7386 or