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 Narae Flower Art
    Kyounghee Lee
    2nd Fl. 83 Dong-il ro.
    Seoul, South Korea
    P: 82-2-469-3575 F: 82-2-469-3576
  • Aimi Floral Designers
    Atsuko Aimi AIFD, CFD
    3731 Kurihara
    Tsukuba, 305-0001
    Ibaraki | Japan
    Tel: 81-90-2634-2654
    This school is a new style flower school, which is also in correspondence with Internet courses.
  • Anne Arundel Community College
    Carol Cassidy
    101 College Parkway, Johnson Building 207
    Arnold, MD 21012
    Tel: 410-777-2657
    Fax: 410-777-2822
    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
    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
    Elena Lydon
    275 Swamp Rd.
    Newtown, PA 18940
    Tel: (215) 968-8411
    Fax: (215) 968-8320
  • Dr. D School of Floristry
    Jenny Thomasson
    9200 John W Carpenter Hwy
    Dallas, TX 75247
    Tel: (214) 522-9911
    Fax: N/A
    The DRD Institute of Floristry teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced single-night courses through the Dr Delphinium Flower School, and advanced multi-day workshops with Jenny T Floristry.
  • Fioriology Educacion Floral Mexico
    Claudia Saldana AIFD, CFD
    Ted Bruehl AIFD, CFD, PFCI
    Avenida Moctezuma 4259 Col. Jardines Del Sol
    Zapopan, Jalisco 45050 Mexico
    Tel: 52 1 33 2261 3169
  • Floral Design Institute
    Leanne Kesler AIFD, CFD, PFCI
    1138 NW 17th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97209
    Tel: (800) 819-8089
    Fax: (503) 274-0184
    Licensed career training, seminars, design classes, video training, and online distance learning programs for the beginner, the experienced professional, and everyone who loves flowers.
    (contact school directly for more details)
    Advanced Floral Design
    Designing for Competition and Evaluation
  • Floriology Institute
    Jackie Lacey AIFD, CFD, PFCI
    7800 Bayberry Rd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32256
    Tel: (904) 737-8500
    Floriology® Institute is a premier hands-on floral design school located in Jacksonville, FL. Classes are open to all florists and individuals seeking specialized instruction in floral design, national floral certification and best business practices from AIFD-certified instructors and successful business leaders.
    (contact school directly for more details)
    Certification & Competition
  • Hana Link Designers
    Tomomi Takazakura
    Arai Town 577-1
    Ota City
    Gumma, Japan 373-0852
    Tel: 0276-49-0555
    Various flower lessons are available.
    Flower · Gathering etc.
    Please contact us first
  • Houston School of Flowers
    Keith White AIFD, CFD
    4340-D Directors Row
    Houston, TX 77092
    Phone: (713) 681-2400
    J. Keith White AIFD, CFD in association with Houston School of Flowers, an AIFD Education partner will instruct a 5 day intensive Floral Designer Certification Prep Class based on “The AIFD Guide to Floral Design”.
  • Instinct Florist School
    Ven Chuang AIFD,CFD
    Villa 37,Lane 378,Lu Heng Rd.,
    Minhang District,Shanghai,China
    Tel: (86)21-54561389
    Instinct Florist School is a professional floral design school in Shanghai. Please visit our website:
  • Institut de Artflor
    Man Ling Iris Ching
    Flat G, 9/F., Hop Hing Industrial Bldg., 704 Castle Peak Road
    Kowloon | Hong Kong
    Tel: 852 2785 7088
    Fax: 852 2959 2235
    Full service florist, organizing floral design training courses, exhibition, and show in Hong Kong and China. Please visit our website:
  • Institute Professional Flores Design Fa Ngai Long
    Enrica Lei Sio Wa AIFD, CFD
    Estrada De Cemiterio
    No.25, 1-A,
    Edf ‘ Wan Keng’
    Macau, China
    Tel: 853-6682-2057
  • Instituto Mexicano Tecnico Floral Plantel Monterrey
    Rocío Silva AIFD, CFD
    Bravo #101 Col. Maria Luisa
    Monterrey, Nuevo leon
    Mexico 64000
    Ph#-(52) 81 1133-5873
    Fax#:(52) 81 1133-5873
  • Instituut du Creatif
    West No. 186-188A Ian Prince Edward Road, Kowloon Building, 3rd Floor, Room 186
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 6101 3863
    Instituut du Creatif is a premier floral design school in Hong Kong. Courses are specialized to educate students with latest training curriculum and techniques.
  • 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: 82.2.595.0681
    Having 36 years floral education experience and being part of the Flower Art Contest as a judge, our chief designer, Ok-kyung (Jessica) Jang AIFD. Evaluator/Judge provides sophisticated education with our own published textbooks and systematic teaching methods here in Seoul. J Florist School has four floral designers Evaluator/Judges – and numerous students have been getting AIFD, CFD certification. We are continuing to improve design skill based on The Elements and Principles of Design.
  • Judith Blacklock Flower School
    Judith Blacklock
    4/5 Kinnerton Place South
    London, UK SW1X 8EH
    Tel: 44 20 7235 6235
    Fax: 44 20 7235 6335
  • Koehler & Dramm Wholesale Florist
    Jessica Leopold AIFD, CFD
    2407 East Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Ph#- (612) 331-5066
    Fax#-(612) 331-5066
    The Institute of Floristry has been teaching principles & elements of floral design for 30 years – allowing creativity to reach the edge of possibilities.
  • La Rose Flower School
    Joo Young Park AIFD
    545-15 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-Gu
    Seoul 6535 | South Korea
    Tel:(82) 2556-9188
    Fax: (82) 2477-9188
  • Las Vegas School of Floral Design
    Julie Reed AIFD
    3275 Ali Baba Lane #517
    Las Vegas, NV 89118
    Tel: (702) 772-7839
    Offering CERTIFIED Basic and Advanced hands – on courses. Sessions are Limited to five students. School curriculum is based on AIFD Principles and Elements of design allowing you to have a clearer understanding to gain your AIFD credential.
  • Les Anges Floral Design
    Kazumi Hirasawa AIFD
    3-98-501 Hanasakicho Nakaku
    Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0063
    Tel: 81(0)45 260 8836
    Fax: 81(0)45 260 8837
  • Life Flower School
    Peggy Li Po Kee AIFD
    Flat A1, 6/F., Block A, Hankow Centre
    47 Peking Road, Tsimshatsui
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (852)2992-0970
    Fax: (852)3013-8768
  • 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
    (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
  • Orange County Community College
    Jennifer Plasky AIFD, CFD
    115 South St.
    Middletown, NY 10940
    Ph#-(845) 341-4513
    Fax#: (845) 341-4897
  • Palmer School of Floral Design/Palmer Flowers
    Angela S. Palmer AIFD, AAF
    2528 So. College Ave
    Fort Collins, CO 80525
    Tel: (970) 691-9708
    Fax: (970) 226-2505
    WORKSHOPS OFFERED: (contact school directly for more details)
    Advanced Floral Design
    Class V
    Competition and Evaluation
    Evaluation Class
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    Gabe Tilove
    1059 Shady Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Tel: (412) 441-4442
    Fax: (412) 665-2368
  • Pui Wa Floral Design School
    Chao Pui Wa
    Rua De Campo No. 78, 11 Andar
    Edf Chong Kin Comm | Macau
    Tel: 853-285-56228
    Fax: 853-285-56016
  • Solomon Bloemen
    Solomon Leong AIFD, CFD
    6H Winner Building
    27-39 D’Aguilar St
    Central | Hong Kong
    Tel: 85-22521-1798
  • Southern CA School of Floral Design
    Phillip Rulloda AIFD, CFD, PFCI, AAF
    1519 E. Chapman Ave. #356
    Fullerton CA 92831
    Classroom Address:
    Mellano & Co.
    1605 McFadden Ave.
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    Tel: (714) 776-7445
    WORKSHOPS OFFERED: (visit web site or call for more details)
    Featuring Advanced and Design For Excellence (AIFD/CFD Primer)
  • Spendide Nature
    Masayo Koizumi
    1-55-29 Oshika Suruga-ku
    Shizuoka, Japan 422-8021
    Phone: 81(0) 54 285-7040
    Fax: 81(0) 54 287-5591
  • Teleflora Scholarship Academy
    Lottie McKinnon
    11444 West Olympic Blvd.
    Teleflora 4th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Tel: (310) 966-4635
    Our mission is to provide a forum for design and business education that will help your shop drive sales and will allow all of our florist partners to be more successful. We believe the future lies in providing education at the local level, by bringing educators into communities with inspirational, cost effective, impactful, and convenient programs. The Teleflora Scholarship Academy is a resource for all florist partners, including scholarship recipients.
  • The New York Botanical Garden
    Lisa Whitmer
    2900 Southern Boulevard
    Bronx, NY 10458-5126
    Tel: (718) 817-8595
    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
    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 to see how much fun you can have in the floral industry.
  • Washington Flower School
    Jeanne Ha AIFD, CFD
    6921 Laurel Ave
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
    Tel: (301) 270-1848
    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.
  • Yola Guz AIFD School of Floral Design
    Ruben Consa AIFD, CFD, PFCI
    7160 NW 50 Street
    Miami, FL 33166
    Tel: (305) 504-1061
    An Excellent Choice for excellence in floral education.  Professional Certification Programs taught by AIFD Members both in English and Spanish. We offer special design seminars, workshops and CFD training Evaluation. Call for more information or check out our Brand New Online classes

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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