The Canadian Nursery Certification Institute (CNCI) was founded in 2005. Developed by industry, it is the overall mandate of CNCI to administer nursery certification programs in Canada. It is the role of CNCI to:
  • approve industry-developed certification programs
  • administer third-party audit and verification programs
  • provide technical review of Certification Manuals
  • provide technical review of audit reports
  • grant certification status, and
  • provide on-going maintenance and administrative services of all certification programs
At the current time, the CNCI manages the Clean Plants Nursery Certification Program, developed by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA).  The Clean Plants Program gives nurseries the option to add on pest specific modules, which include:
  • P. ramorum Certification Program, developed by the BC Nursery & Landscape Association (BCLNA)
  • C. buxicola Certification Program, developed in cooperation between CNLA and CNCI.

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Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Funding has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through their Advancing Agriculture and Agri-Food Program.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is pleased to participate in this project. AAFC is committed to working with industry partners to increase public awareness of the importance of the agriculture and agri-food industry to Canada. Opinions expressed in this document are those of the Canadian Nursery Certification Institute and not necessarily those of AAFC.