The Arkansas Certified Designer (ACD) course was designed to help students of any age establish a well-rounded floral education based on our national standard (AIFD). By learning from this standard, students are ensured to develop a strong, quality education that can be used to build a solid career in floral design.

This program will give you a broad understanding of the basics of floral design including floral mechanics, care and handling, and proper procedure — all with a strong emphasis on the principles and elements of design.

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Students will need to attend and complete all four classes and take/pass the final exam to receive a Course Completion certificate. To become certified from this course, a successful student will need to fulfill the 6-month floral industry employment requirement. Those individuals wishing to pursue the student certification program should read the information below to learn about the process.


2019 Schedule

Class 1 — Saturday October 5, 12p-5p
Class 2 — Sunday October 6, 12p-5p

Class 3 — Saturday October 19, 12p-5p
Class 4 — Sunday October 20, 12p-5p

Final Exam — November 2, 12p-5p


ACDC Individual Class payment = $350

ACDC Complete Course payment = $1,500 ($250 savings)