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Certified Floral Designer Class

Certified Floral Designer Class

J. Keith White AIFD CFD in association with Houston School of Flowers, an AIFD Education partner will instruct a 5 day intensive CERTIFIED FLORAL DESIGNER CLASS – CFD based on the “AIFD Guide to Floral Design”.

Upon Completing the required course and receiving a hands-on evaluation deeming the participant’s design work worthy of the CFD designation, individual names and contact information will be submitted to AIFD who in turn will send the student a letter of congratulations for successfully completing the course which will include an invitation to be become CFD.

To accept the invitation, students must:

  • Return the CFD Application with 124.00 Certification Fee to AIFD

  • Pass an online test based off of the AIFD Guide to Floral Design, with an 80% or higher, within two weeks of receiving access. You would have two chances to do so.


Students will then be awarded the nationally recognized CFD – Certified Floral Designer – designation and will be sent:

  • A CFD pin

  • A CFD Certificate

  • Be listed in both AIFD online and printed directories.

  • Receive a one-time 250.00 discount should they wish to pursue their AIFD accreditation and participate in a future PROFESSIONAL FLORAL DESIGNER EVALUATION – PFDE

J. Keith White AIFD CFD Instructor



AIFD Symposium Stage Program Dallas 1997

AIFD Symposium Stage Program Chicago 2001

AIFD Symposium Stage Program Seattle 2005

AIFD Symposium Stage Program Palm Desert 2007


Florists’ Review Magazine Creative Director

American Floral Trends Forecast 2016-2017

American Floral Trends Forecast 2018-2019

Tournament of Roses Parade

FTD sponsored VIP Entries

Head Floral Designer 2003 – 2018

Awards & Honors

Houston Cup & Texas Cup Winner

Interflora World Cup Competitor Shanghai China

Winning Wedding Bouquet Combinations

Book- Design Credit

Published by

Florists’ Review Magazine & California Cut Flower Commission

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The tuition for the Certified Floral Designer Class –CFD is 985.00 and includes the AIFD’s Guide to Floral Design, (89.95) a required AIFD textbook for the course.


Since this is not an entry level or beginner class, participants not already in the floral industry must have completed basic floral design classes in each of the following 4 categories, Floral Arranging, Wedding Design, Sympathy Design, and Shop Management.


RSVP with deposit of 100.00 which will be deducted from the total tuition.


Additional information:

Pat Hermes 713-681-2400