Horticulturist, Production

"Production Horticulturist" means a person who grows and markets crops in both nursery and/or greenhouse environments. Prepares growing mediums, propagates, grades, prunes and prepares plants for distribution. Controls plant pests utilizing appropriate pest management techniques.

Program Updates:

The exam weighting chart is available for the Certificate of Qualification and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 150.98 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 567.03 KB)
  • Foundation Profile
  • Describes the training that can be taken to learn more about the trade before becoming an apprentice
  • Download(PDF 139.06 KB)
  • Foundation Outline
  • Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 372 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 144.8 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 62.58 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 83.69 KB)