Below you will find listed all AIFD approved Education Partners, as well as approved State Floral Association education providers. Each student is responsible for contacting these institutions to obtain details such as course costs, timeframes, length, difficulty level, etc. It is also each student’s responsibility to be sure the school they attend is offering their students the opportunity to be awarded with AIFD’s CFD® (Certified Floral Designer) designation. More details about the CFD program can be found here.

Become an Education Partner:

If you are interested in becoming an AIFD® Education Partner, please go to AIFD’s Education Partners page and complete the application form. It may take up to thirty days for your school to be approved by the appropriate committee and notified.

Become an approved State Floral Association Education Provider:

If your State Certification program is interested in being listed as a Floral Association Education Provider, please download the Application Form and return it to AIFD Headquarters for approval. It may take up to thirty days for your organization to be approved by the appropriate committee and notified.

Benefits of being an AIFD Education Partner or Approved State Floral Association Education Provider:

Having your school or certification program approved by AIFD as an Education Partner or Floral Association Education Provider means you will receive the benefit of being listed on the AIFD website, in the AIFD printed directory, as well as the valuable opportunity to award your students the AIFD nationally recognized Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) designation! For more details on the CFD program offered to students who complete courses at AIFD approved Education Providers, please visit this page.

Any prospective AIFD member looking to obtain floral design education will be directed to visit these lists and your organizations will directly benefit from this exposure.

Education Partners – Floral Design Schools

  • Academy of Floral Art, UK
    Tina Parkes AIFD, CFD and Julie Collins
    Unit 8 Dunchideock Barton
    Dunchideock, Exeter, EX2 9UA
    Tel: 00441392 834893
    E-mail: Julie@academyoffloralart.com
    An Floristry Academy offering a full range of professional floristry qualifications from beginners to British masters.
  • Aimi Floral Designers
    Atsuko Aimi AIFD, CFD
    3731 Kurihara
    Tsukuba City Ibaraki, 305-0001
    Japan
    Tel: 81-90-2634-2654
    Fax: 81-29-857-6456
    E-mail: info@shokubutu-kobo.com
    This school is a new style’s flower school, which is also in correspondence with Internet courses.
  • Anne Arundel Community College
    Louann Tracy
    101 College Parkway
    Arnold, MD 21012
    Tel: 410-777-2657
    Fax: 410-777-2822
    E-mail: lmtracy@aacc.edu
    Anne Arundel Community College offers a comprehensive Floral Design Certificate program taught by AIFD Accredited Instructors. This hands-on program provides classes for students from beginners to professionals.
  • Benz School of Floral Design
    William J. McKinley
    202 Horticulture Forest Sciences Bldg.
    College Station, TX 77843
    Tel: (979) 862-2768
    Fax: (979) 845-0627
    E-mail: wjmckinley@tamu.edu
    The Benz School teaches floral design, both as the basis of retail floristry, and as floral art-incorporating proper management and care and handling techniques. 
  • Bucks County Community College
    Dasha Marchetti
    275 Swamp Rd.
    Newtown, PA 18940
    Tel: (215) 504-8532
    Fax: (215) 968-8320
    Email: ConEd@bucks.edu
  • Fioriology
    Claudia Saldaña León AIFD, CFD
    Av. Lazaro Cardenas Zapopan
    Jalisco, Mexico 45020
    Tel: (55) 3331 106609
    E-mail: asistente@claudiasaldana.com
    Fioriology provides a one year international floral education in Latin America to aid in the preparation for enhanced career skill level and certification in floral design.
  • Floce Nine Flower School
    Joo Young Park
    11, 132-gil
    Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-Gu
    Seoul
    South Korea
    Zip 6044
    Tel:(82) 2556-9188
    Fax: (82) 2477-9188
    E-mail: cezannepjy@naver.com
  • Floral Design Institute
    Leanne Kesler AIFD, CFD, PFCI
    1138 NW 17th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97209
    Tel: (800) 819-8089
    Fax: 1-503-274-0184
    E-mail: Rose@FloralDesignInstitute.com
    Licensed career training, seminars, design classes, video training tapes and distance learning programs for the beginner, the experienced professional and everyone who loves flowers.
    WORKSHOPS OFFERED:
    (contact school directly for more details)
    Advanced Floral Design
    Designing for Competition and Evaluation
  • Institut de Artflor
    Man Ling Iris Ching
    Room B, 11/F Sing Sung Factory Bldg.
    495 Castle Peak Road
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel: 852 2785 7088
    Fax: 852 2959 2235
    E-mail: info@idartflor.com
    Full service florist, organizing floral design training courses, exhibition, and show in Hong Kong and China. Please visit our website: www.idartflor.com.
  • International School of Flower Arrangement Limited
    James Wong
    G/F., 16 Fort Street
    North Point
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 852-2861-2216
    E-mail: james.wong@jameswongflorist.com
    ISFA has a long floral arts tuition history since 1985. School offers a comprehensive Floral Design Certificate program, this hands-on program provides classes for students from Beginners to Professionals, Advanced Floral Design, Design for Excellence, Competition and Evaluation.(contact school for more details).
  • J-Florist School
    Ok-kyung (Jessica) Jang AIFD, CFD
    (2nd fl 201, Bangbaedong, Seokkyo B/D) Bang-bae St. 110 Seocho-gu
    Seoul, 6665
    South Korea
    Tel: 82.2.3477.1488
    Fax: 82.2.595.0682
    E-mail: jflos@naver.com
  • Nobleman School of Floral Design
    Anson Low AIFD
    Blk 10, North Bridge Rd., #02-5107
    Singapore 190010
    Tel: (656) 296-3977
    Fax: (656) 291-3192
    E-mail: info@noblemanschool.com.sg
    WORKSHOPS OFFERED:
    (contact school directly for more details)
    CFD/AIFD Preparation Course (Intensive)
    CFD/AIFD Hands-On Workshop (Intensive)
    NSFD Certificate in Professional Design
    NSFD American Floral Design Course
  • Palmer School of Floral Design/Palmer Flowers
    Angela S. Palmer AIFD, AAF, CPF
    3710 Mitchell Drive
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    Tel: (970) 691-9708
    Fax: (970) 226-2505
    E-mail: info@psfd.net
    WORKSHOPS OFFERED: (contact school directly for more details)
    Advanced Floral Design
    Class V
    Competition and Evaluation
    Evaluation Class

  • The New York Botanical Garden
    Lisa Whitmer
    2900 Southern Boulevard
    Bronx, NY 10458-5126
    Tel: (718) 817-8566
    E-mail: lwhitmner@nybg.org
    NYBG’s Floral Design Certificate Program combines a comprehensive course of study, real-world skills, and the Garden’s incomparable resources, giving recipients a prestigious credential that will set them apart in today’s competitive market.  Students design a wide variety of their own arrangements, and develop skills needed to build a thriving business. 
  • The School of Floral Arts LLC
    Maggie Binet AIFD, CPF, CFD, PFCI
    4800 Dahlia Street
    Denver, CO 80216
    Tel: 303-888-0304
    Fax: 303-455-8122
    E-mail: Maggie@theschooloffloralarts.com
    Come with us from the start of your floral journey, on to advanced design, to your CFD and AIFD credentials.  We have beginning 5 week and 10 week classes.  And, we have weekend workshops in The Elements and Principles of Design, Steps to Certification CFD & AIFD, Wedding Design, Event Design, Flowers to Wear, World Design, Holiday Design.  All classes include lots of hands-on design inspiring your own creative flair.  Plus how-to info on: your clients, your business, your planning, your production and your profit.  Our lead instructor is Maggie Binet AIFD, CFD, CPF, PFCI.  She has studied with top designers worldwide and has based the school on the best she has found.  Maggie is an AIFD Certified Evaluator/Judge and is licensed by the State of Colorado.  Call Maggie at 303 888 0304 for more info or go to www.theschooloffloralarts.com to see how much fun you can have in the floral industry.
  • Washington Flower School
    Jeanne Ha AIFD, CFD
    7409 Brink Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20882
    Tel: (301) 270-1848
    Fax: (301) 270-1849
    E-mail: jeanne@parkflorist.us
    Washington Flower School is the Washington, D.C. area based floral design school. We offer classes and workshops designed specifically for aspiring designers. We are an Education Partner of the American Institute of Floral Designers and our classes can serve as a pathway to become a Certified Floral Designer (CFD) with AIFD. 
    Our instructors are qualified and experienced in the industry; including Jeanne Ha AIFD, CFD (founder, instructor, owner of Park Florist, co-owner of Rolling Ridge Floral Design), David Shover  AIFD, CFD (founder, instructor), Terry Godfrey (instructor), Ellen Seagraves (instructor), and Emmi Bergmann (instructor, co-owner of Rolling Ridge Floral Design, school manager). The school, founded by David Shover AIFD, CFD and Jeanne Ha AIFD, CFD, has provided quality career education in the Washington D.C. Metro Area since 2010, with various hands-on workshops.

State Floral Association Education Providers

Listed below are State Floral Associations who have agreed to teach the principles and objectives supported by AIFD. Please contact the State Floral Association of your interest for more details, and to find out if their program qualifies you to earn AIFD’s CFD® credentials.

SAIFD Chapters

AIFD Student Chapters are established at certain recognized institutions of higher learning with a two-year associate degree (or higher) in horticulture, floriculture, agriculture or fine arts, and where floral design is taught.

For a list of Student Chapters of AIFD colleges and universities please click here.

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