License exam of Flower Decorators Association is so difficult
These flower arrangements were made by our students under instruction of our floral design teacher during real lesson in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy.
The first one is geometric arrangement using bent greenery. The second one is a bouquet featuring white lilies.In order to design and make these arrangements, pretty high level of flower arranging skill is required. California Flower Art Academy is a floral school certified and authorized by Flower Decorators Associationwho is one of the best established and largest floral associations in Japan.
Once members of this association have passed the examination, they can get an official license of flower decorator authorized by this organization. If they pass the examination of first class licensee, such members can teach flower arrangement as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association. To our best knowledge, this license examination is not well known outside of Japan only because the examination is done in Japanese language only.
Floral design schools certified by this association are allowed to do a license examination in their own classroom. Therefore students who belong to California Flower Art Academy can take the license exam in our classroom not only for written exam but also for flower arranging skill examination. The problem is that all the questions in the theory exam (paper test) is written in Japanese although actual floral arranging skill exam is done in English by our instructor.
Although there are lots of students who passed this exam and got a license of flower decorators certified by this association, all people who passed it were students from Japan. The reason behind this is (1) Written exam (paper test) is done in Japanese AND (2) Extremely detail oriented skill is required as described in the above.
If you are resourceful, skillful and good at understanding written Japanese, you COULD try to challenge this exam. Apart from this exam, California Flower Art Academy issues Its Own Certificate to those who finished attending all required lessons in each course and passed the final examination.
California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a wide range of floral designs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) since 1990 as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). We offer hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons) which greatly help entry level students easily and quickly earn a decent level of skills. If you are looking for a reliable floral arrangement instructors or floral design school offering quality classes with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo County) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County), why not join California Flower Art Academy ? We help you make a difference in floral art.