Exam Manual

The newly revised VCH Manual is available as of January 1, 2015!

This manual was adapted for Vermont, with permission, from the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association study manual (January 2012), in August 2014, by the VCH Committee: Nate Carr, Joan Lynch, and Claybrook Griffith and others, including Leonard Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont and the VNLA Board of Directors, including, President V.J. Comai.

The original Maine and Vermont certification manuals were based on the Massachusetts Nurserymen’s Association Certified Nurseryman Training Manual. Additional information used in subsequent revisions came from the following sources: Cooperative Extension Service publications, Arnoldia, Brooklyn Botanical Garden publications, and certification manuals from California, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Virginia. Many individuals also have contributed to this manual over the years. This edition has been updated to include the concepts of Sustainable Landscapes, and to reflect changes in current methods and best management practices in the horticulture and landscape industries.

Certification examinations will be based on the newly revised edition of the VNLA/Green Works VCH Manual.  Manuals may be obtained from the VNLA office, P.O. Box 92, N. Ferrisburgh, VT 05473. Cost for the manuals is $50.00 for VNLA members and students and $75.00 for non-members. Checks made payable to the VNLA must accompany the order via the mail. You may also purchase the manual with a credit card below.

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VCH Manual – Member/Student Price $50


VCH Manual – Non-Member Price $75