California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers

Study Materials and CCNP Merchandise


Study Materials

THE RETAIL GARDEN CENTER MANUAL - a basic horticulture reference for CCN Pro members and other environmental horticulture professionals in California. It is the result of a partnership between the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the CCN Pro program of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC).
Official study manual for CCN Pro exams and an excellent resource for all garden centers

THE RETAIL GARDEN CENTER STUDY GUIDE - with the new manual this newly updated Retail Garden Center Study Guide comes complete with great ideas from how to conduct a training session to a review of all three segments of the exam, questions, plant identification and landscape design.  

The objective of the study guide is to help individuals better understand what is expected of them when taking the CCN Pro examination. The study guide, like the exam, is divided into three sections of general knowledge, plant identification and landscape design. Within these three sections you can find sample exams on general knowledge and information to help the studying process such as lawn calculations, plant matching exam, the official plant list and nomenclature guides and much, much more. 

  • This is a must for the potential CCN Pro
  • It is also a tool for garden centers for in-house training

CCN PRO PLANT IDENTIFICATION FLASHCARDS - The flashcards are a tool to help learn about the 250 plants on the official plant list.  They offer the following information: height, blooming season, bloom color, exposure, type of plant and both the botanical and common name of the plant. 

  • Click here to download a PDF with CCN Pro Flashcards

Other Study Materials Are Provided at the Time of Registration
When you register, you will receive confirmation of registration, a plant list, the nomenclature guide, a handout on landscape design, and a practice landscape plot plan. 

Advanced Exam Study Materials
Study guides for the Advanced Insect, Disease, and Weed Exam as well as the Rose Garden Management Exam are available for purchase, see the CCNPro Study Material Order Form below. 

CCN Pro Merchandise

  • You may reorder any of your promotional materials at any time: badge, certificate, etc. 
    CCN Pro Certificate
    CCN Pro Advanced Certificate
    CCN Pro Badge
    CCN Pro Advanced Badge
    Additional Stars for the Advanced Badge
    I.D. Wallet Card
    Advanced I.D. Wallet Card

Study Materials for the Exams can be accessed through the order form below:

CCNPro Merchandise

CCNPro Study Materials

PlantRight CCNPro Retail Study Guide Insert