The following non-profit Green Industry institutions/associations are pre-approved to offer MCA credit at the rate of 1 MCA credit for each half-day (4.0 hr.) horticulture-related course or 2 credits for each full-day (8.0 hr.) course:
Arboreta, Botanical and Horticultural Societies / Associations
Land Grant Universities
State or Community Colleges
State / Regional Cooperative Extensions Systems
State / Regional / National Green Industry Associations
Pre-approved organizations should take the following steps:
1. REQUIRED - Please let MAA know about the event offered by filling out the form below. This allows us to field inquiries about upcoming credit-earning events. Also, we can add your event to our recertification form at the end of the year.
2. Optional - consider adding your event to the MAA Industry Calendar. Use the form below.
3. REQUIRED - Following your event, please return a completed sign in sheet for our records. A sample is below.
4. REQUIRED - MCAs in attendance should be encouraged to maintain their own proof of attendance in the event of an audit.
Commercial entities, for-profit organizations or other organizations that do not meet the pre-approval criterion above, please contact the Certification Manager to request approval to award CEU credits at your educational program.
MCA credits cannot be advertised or promised to attendees without pre-approval from the MCA Program.
Continuing education credits may be granted for programs that state an educational purpose that is clearly aligned with the MCA curriculum and study guide content. No credit will be awarded for a program that endorses a proprietary/commercial product or process.
Credit will be granted in accordance with the standards set forth on the MCA recertification tally sheet: 2 credits per day-long event (approximately 8 hours of training), 1 credit per half day event (approximately 4 hours of training). Half-credits may be granted when applicable.