ASHS Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH)
The ASHS Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) program identifies qualified horticultural professionals for excellence in educational, scientific, and service activities with public and private agencies. Established in 1991, the CPH program sets standards and maintains procedures for official certification of individuals having recognized credentials in the horticultural field. A CPH may be sought to: Consult for industrial and commercial horticulture ventures; Advise government; Give legal; testimony; Provide valid information to the media. Benefits of CPH certification: In addition to assisting professional advancement, CPH certification also contributes to the status and visibility of horticulture by: Promoting and encouraging professional development, growth, and renewal; Publicizing and exemplifying the CPH Code of Ethics; Meeting state and national requirements regarding professional recommendations to the public.