AIFD® Announces 2019 PFDE Results

Of the 146 professionals that were evaluated as part of AIFD’s Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) program, 84 designers earned their CFD credentials in Las Vegas, NV and 29 designers maintained their CFD credentials. 61 professionals created artistic designs that were so excellent in presentation that they have been invited to become a member of AIFD and they will be inducted during ceremonies at the 2020 AIFD® National Symposium “Vision” taking place in Chicago, Ill. July 2 – 7. The candidates participated in AIFD’s rigorous PFDE session held July 4, immediately prior to the AIFD® National Symposium “Awaken” in Las Vegas, Nev. Earning the internationally recognized CFD® certification is the first step of the PFDE; the ultimate goal is to become an Accredited Member of AIFD®. During a PFDE, candidates must create five designs in four hours – product and categories are not announced until the PFDE begins. Designs are then evaluated based on ten points of professional floral design including mechanics, balance, color, theme, line, creativity and mechanics. Prior to participating in the design portion of the PFDE, candidates must complete certain education requirements (pathway no longer needed) and successfully complete an online test to evaluate their fundamental understanding of design. To maintain their professional designation, CFD’s must accumulate and submit a minimum of 25 hours of floral design continuing education every three years.


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