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If you have a Floriculture and/or Nursery Landscape team, your students are already primed for GGIA Junior Certification.
The Georgia Green Industry Junior Certification Level I program consists of a written exam and plant identification test. The written test is based on the educational objectives of the Georgia Agriculture Education horticulture curriculum and features 50 multiple choice questions. To pass the written exam, a student must answer thirty-five questions correctly. The second portion of the certification is a plant identification section which includes both our FFA Nursery Landscape and Floriculture CDE plants and some of the disorders (weeds). Fifty plants (including weeds) will be displayed for students to identify. To pass the identification, a student must identify thirty-five plants correctly. (See attached plant ID list)
AGAIN THIS YEAR
Testing will take place on Friday!
Also, there will be a breakout session designed specifically for ag teachers to be held while your students are testing! This will be a great opportunity to get relevant training from green industry leaders.
Date: January 25th, 2019
Location: Infinite Energy Center (formally the Gwinnett Center), Duluth, GA
GGIA Jr. Plant Professional Certification Agenda
9-10am - Check In (Ballroom A)
10am - 12noon - Plant ID and Written Exam
10am - 12noon - Teacher Breakout Session
12-1pm - Lunch and Career Speakers, Top scores, group photo
TEACHER COP: Teachers who attend the full conference day 9:30 -3:30 p.m. and have prepared students who participate in the Jr GGIA certification testing are eligible for one COP.
Note:* prepared* means your students come to the certification having practiced and pass a minimum of one part of the certification.WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Students grades 6-12th are eligible to register and test for certification.Cost? $10.00 per student whose school is a GGIA member and $20.00 per student if their school is not a GGIA member. If you have not already, please consider joining GGIA. They do a lot to support our program and I feel it is appropriate to support them as well. A membership application is attached. Schools can join by paying the $50 Educational Membership.HOW TO PREPARE for Junior GGIA CertificationVisit the interactive study site for Jr. GGIA. Website includes:Plant Id Practice Quiz, Plant Photo Gallery, Lightbox Gallery, Practice Written Exam QuizTo set up an account go to http://urbanagtraining.com and register as a new user.
I've also attached a study guide for the written exam.Note : students who passed part of the certification (example passed the written exam but did not pass the plant identification) only have to take the part they did not pass.
HOW TO JOIN GGIA? Membership Application is attached (your should select Education Membership ($50) and have your school or FFA Chapter join). Contact Georgia Green Indsutry Association with any additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org / 706-632-0100
HOW DO I KNOW WHO PASSED? Exams will be graded the day of testing.
WHAT IF A STUDENT DOES NOT PASS? All scores will be given back to the teachers of the students. An individual student can retake the exam as many times as he/she desires.