Floral Design Certificate Requirements

The NYBG Certificate Program helps you develop your own aesthetic and master the mechanics for everything from simple bouquets to grand-scale arrangements, while giving you a practical, real-world, business foundation. No experience is necessary—just your flair and enthusiasm!

Those in pursuit of a Certificate must complete 142 total course hours (116 required + 26 elective), plus an 80-hr internship. Browse this page to discover what required courses are currently scheduled.


Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations.
244FDN300A 04/25 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley


Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
244FDN306O 05/06 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Woodson

Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
244FDN305 05/07 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
244FDN400B 05/22 We 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $290 more...
244FDN302B 05/29 We 10:00am-2:30pm Elfe
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