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International Accreditation Programme

@Solomon Bloemen, an AIFD Education Partners

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International Accreditation Programme

This course is targeted to those who wish to participate in the AIFD PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation) and to become an Accredited member of AIFD, a professional internationally recognized floral designer.


Accredited membership in AIFD is extremely selective and can be obtained only after s/he has effectively demonstrated advanced professional ability of his or her floral artistry at the AIFD PFDE to be held annually at the AIFD national symposium at one of the cities in USA.  As an accredited member of AIFD, s/he will be able to use the “AIFD” trademark and together with the CFD designation as addendums to the name.


In SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School, this accreditation programme to the AIFD PFDE are divided into 3 sections and can be enrolled individually to add more flexibility for your floral learning experiences.

Points to Note: 

Students must complete all 3 sections and achieve at least 90% attendance for completion of the International Accreditation programme.  Students must successfully complete the AIFD online test to obtain the CFD Designation in order to participate in the AIFD PFDE.


Course Contents:

  1. ​Arrangement

  2. Bridal

  3. Flowers to wear

  4. Sympathy Design

  5. Designer's Choice


Course Design Elements & Principles:

  • ​Category Interpretation

  • Scale (Proportion)

  • Balance (Physical & Visual)

  • Line (Movement & Rhythm)

  • Color (Balance, Harmony & Rhythm)

  • Creativity

  • Unity

  • Focal Emphasis

  • Depth

  • Mechanics (Professional Application)


Dr. Solomon Leong CFD, AIFD

Ms. Bonnie Chu CFD, AIFD

Dr. Solomon Leong
AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge
Director of SOLOMEN BLOEMON Bespoke Floral Designs

Ms. Bonnie Chu


AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge


About Solomon Bloemen and AIFD


Dr. Solomon Leong has been a member of the AIFD since 2002. In 2017, Dr. Solomon Leong has successfully become an AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge and is proud to be part of the AIFD Floral Demonstration in 2017 National Symposium.Only a handful of flower school in Hong Kong are able to become AIFD Education Partner and more importantly, to successfully lead the students to obtain the AIFD accreditation in the AIFD PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation).



AIFD – American Institute of Floral Designers

Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is, today, the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design.    AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry and they are an extraordinary group of talented artists.



CFD – Certified Floral Designer

In order to become an internationally recognized Certified Floral Designer (CFD), you must attend and successfully complete the appropriate floral design program from an AIFD® Education Partner, like the CFD programme in Solomon Bloemen Flower School and then pass the AIFD online test.  Students will be awarded with the CFD designation by AIFD and be listed in the AIFD online and printed directories.   Proper annual fees and continuing education at AIFD is required to maintained the CFD designation.


AIFD PFDE – AIFD Professional Floral Design Evaluation

This is the only way to become an Accredited member of AIFD – participate in the professional Floral Design Evaluation and achieve scores at the level required to receive an invitation to AIFD.


This is a four (4) hour hands-on design evaluation consisting of five (5) designs. You must also pass the AIFD online test with 80% or higher to be eligible to participate in PFDE.  Participants must have a cumulative score of 20.0 (4.0 average) with no individual design scoring below 3.75 to be invited as a member of AIFD.


National Symposium

Each summer, AIFD presents its acclaimed National Symposium. Considered to be the most important design education event in the floral industry, this dynamic conclave attracts designers, educators and interested individuals from all corners of the world.  And PFDE usually holds prior to the National Symposium.



Related References:

AIFD official link -

Becoming a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) -

Becoming an Accredited Member of AIFD® -


2019 Symposium “Awaken” -


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