Online Continuing Education Units Form

Continual professional development activities are essential in enabling professional floral designers to demonstrate their creative abilities and talent. Therefore, to retain the coveted CFD designation, Certified Floral Designers must accumulate 25 points of continuing education every three (3) years. To remain AIFD Accredited, members must report a minimum of 30 units every five (5) for the first 20 years of membership.

Please note: AIFD Accredited members must report leadership/services/educator/presenter units as part of their 30 unit report.

Starred fields are mandatory.

Details

The AIFD Accreditation Committee has identified several areas of education and leadership endeavors through which renewal may be maintained. They are listed below. The Committee and the AIFD Board of Directors will continuously review other options to identify those activities which, in their judgement, merit inclusion. To report the continuing education units you have earned, simply note in the right hand column below those areas for which you should be awarded CEUs.

Maintaining Your AIFD Accreditation or CFD Certification

Continual professional development activities are essential in enabling professional floral designers to demonstrate their creative abilities and talent. Therefore, to retain the coveted CFD designation, Certified Floral Designers must accumulate 25 points of continuing education every three (3) years and submit a completed Continuing Education Renewal Report form. To remain AIFD Accredited, members must report a minimum of 30 units every five (5) for the first 20 years of membership.

*AIFD Accredited Members must have 5 of their 30 CE points consisting of leadership/services/educator/presenter units.

ALLIED ORGANIZATION
CE/Leadership Activities CEUs Earned When & Where CEU Points
GENERAL EDUCATION: International Event (Outside of your resident country)
Full Registration Attendee 10
*Main Stage Presentation 15
Other (Luncheon décor, Non-Main stage) 10
Hands On Workshop Attendee 2 (max 10)
GENERAL EDUCATION: AIFD National Symposium
Full Registration Attendee 20
Educational Only Registration Attendee 15
Single Day Registration Attendee 5
Main Stage Presentation 25
Other (Luncheon décor, Non-Main stage) 20
Purchased Full Set of DVD and Test 10
Hands On Workshop Attendee 3 (max 12)
GENERAL EDUCATION: AIFD Regional Symposium
Full Registration 10
Main Stage Presentation 15
Other (Luncheon décor, Non-Main stage) 10
Hands On Workshop Attendee 2 (max 10)
GENERAL EDUCATION: AIFD Regional Events
Full Registration Attendee 10
Main Stage Presentation 15
Other (Luncheon décor, Non-Main stage) 10
Hands On Workshop Attendee 2 (max 10)
GENERAL EDUCATION: Regional Industry Events
Full Registration Attendee 10
Main Stage Presentation 15
Other (Luncheon décor, Non-Main stage) 10
Hands On Workshop Attendee 2 (max 10)
GENERAL EDUCATION: State Convention
Full Registration Attendee 5
Main Stage Presenter 10
Other (Luncheon décor, Non-Main stage) 5
Hands On Workshop Attendee 1 (max 5)
GENERAL EDUCATION: Local Floral Programs
Wholesale Design Program Attendance 3
Wholesale Design Program Presenter 5
Allied Design Program Attendee 3
Allied Design Program Presenter 5
Hands On Workshop Attendee 1 (max 5)
GENERAL EDUCATION: Public Presentations (Garden Clubs, Civic Organizations, Schools, Community Groups)
Public Presentation Attendee 1 (max 5)
Public Presentation Presenter 2 (max 10)
Hands On Workshop Attendee 1 (max 5)
AIFD EVALUATOR/JUDGE CERTIFICATION
Completed Online video sessions 1 (max 3)
Completed and passed online test 1
Completed in-person design evaluation 2
Completed Certification Renewal once every 3 years 2
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR: AIFD Education Partners
Training Course less than four (4) hrs 1 (max 3)
Training Course of four (4) hrs 3 (max 6)
Training Course of at least eight (8) hrs 5 (max 10)
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR:University Instructor
University Instructor 10 (max 10)
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR: Floral Design School Instructor
Floral Design School Instructor 5 (max 5)
Design Articles in Nat Floral Pub Writer 5 (max 10)
Designer (No ads) Nat Floral Pub 10
Design Articles in State/Local Industry Pub 2 (max 2)
PUBLICATION NON-AD CONTRIBUTORS: National Publications
Editor 10 (max 10)
Author 5 (max 10)
Designer 5 (max 10)
PUBLICATION NON-AD CONTRIBUTORS: Regional Publications
Editor 5 (max 5)
Author 2 (max 10)
Designer 2 (max 10)
PUBLICATION NON-AD CONTRIBUTORS: State Publications
Editor 2 (max 2)
Author 2 (max 10)
Designer 2 (max 10)
PUBLICATION NON-AD CONTRIBUTORS: Local Publications
Editor 1 (max 1)
Author 1 (max 5)
Designer 1 (max 5)
PUBLICATION NON-AD CONTRIBUTORS: Personal Author and Designer
Personal Author and Designer 5 (max 10)
PUBLICATION NON-AD CONTRIBUTORS: Social Media Contributors
Social Media Blogger 1 (max 5)
YouTube Educational Video Presenter 1 (max 5)
Contributing Website Author 1 (max 5)
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): AIFD NATIONAL
National Executive Officer 5 per year
National Board of Director 4 per year
National Committee Chairperson 3 per year
National Committee Member 2 per year
AIFD Certified Evaluator/Judge 1 per year
Symposium Chairperson 5 per year
Symposium Program Chairperson 5 per year
Symposium Committee Chairperson 3 per year
Symposium Committee Person 2 per year
Symposium Flower Room Volunteer 1 per year
Recognized Floral Org. Liaison* 1 per year
Mentoring a PFDE Participant 2 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): AIFD REGIONAL
Regional Officer 3 per year
Regional Board Member 2 per year
Regional Committee Member 1 per year
Regional Event Chairperson 1 per year
Regional Symposium Chairperson 4 per year
Regional Symposium Program Chairperson 4 per year
Regional Symposium Committee Chairperson 2 per year
Regional Symposium Committee Person 1 per year
Regional Symposium Flower Room Volunteer 1 per year
Mentoring a PFDE Participant 1 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): NATIONAL FLORAL ORGANIZATION
National Executive Officer 3 per year
National Board of Director 2 per year
National Committee Chairperson 1 per year
National Committee Member 1 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points):
REGIONAL ORGANIZATION NON-AIFD
Regional Officer 3 per year
Regional Board Member 2 per year
Regional Committee Member 1 per year
Regional Event Chairperson 1 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): STATE ORGANIZATION
Board of Directors 3 per year
Committee Chairperson 2 per year
Committee member 1 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Board of Directors 3 per year
Committee Chairperson 2 per year
Committee member 1 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): FLORAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP POSITION
Business owner 3 per year
Business manager 2 per year
Business assistant manager 1 per year
LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION NON-FLORAL (not required for CFD CEU points): Civic, Religious or Community Organization
Board of Directors 3 per year
Committee Chairperson 2 per year
Committee member 1 per year
Volunteer 1 per year

* Floral Organizations Criteria:
1) A minimum of 50 members
2) Conduct at least one annual meeting where floral design education is presented
3) Have a regular communication tool, i.e. newsletter that goes to the members

I certify that the information above is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

I understand that AIFD reserves the right to revise or update the renewal requirements, Code of Ethics, and other material, and that it is my responsibility to be aware of AIFD’s current requirements. I further understand that I am obligated to inform AIFD of changed circumstances that may materially affect my renewal application.

I understand and agree AIFD Accreditation does not constitute AIFD’s warranty or guarantee of my fitness or competency to provide artistic professional floral design. I authorize AIFD to include my name in a list of Accredited Members and agree to use the AIFD Designation and related AIFD trade names, trademarks, and logos only as permitted by AIFD policy. I further understand and agree that AIFD may also use anonymous and aggregate application and examination data for statistical and research purposes.

Total CEUs Granted:
Of which are leadership units.

*AIFD Accredited Members must accumulate a minimum of five (5) units of leadership/services/educator/presenter units.

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