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Certified Floral Designer
(9 Nov - 18 Jan 2022)

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Certified Floral Designer (CFD®)

This is the first step to become an internationally recognized floral designer and one of the proper ways to participate in the AIFD PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation) should you wish to take the next step in the floral design journey and to pursue AIFD accreditation.


Designed and taught by Dr. Solomon Leong CFD AIFD, and based on “The AIFD Guide to Floral Design: Terms, Techniques, and Traditions.”, our CFD® course focuses on the application of design principles with use of different design techniques to achieve an AIFD standard floral arrangement.   Most of all, it is delivered in a systematic way to help you to develop your floral design procedure and style.  At SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School, we don’t’ teach you to copy, we inspire you to create!


To graduate from this course, you are required to present homework for every lesson learnt, and the final lesson is a timed-constraint based evaluation session.


Students who have completed the CFD® and achieve at least 90% attendance will be recommended & arranged by SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School, an AIFD® Education Partner, to participate in the AIFD online test to pursue the CFD designation.    


This course is one out of the three modules under the International Accreditation Programme.


Admission requirement:

  • Have completed at least 2 semesters in either fundamental, intermediate or Advance floral course from SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School

  • Have taken relevant floral design courses (an interview will be required)


Upon successful completion of the AIFD online test, candidates will be awarded with the CFD

designation, a CFD pin and a CFD certificate issued by AIFD.   Proper annual fees and continuing education at AIFD is required to maintained the CFD designation.


Design elements (Lines / Color / Space / Form etc.)

Design principles (Proportion / Balance / Rhythm / Harmony etc.)

Design procedure


Design techniques

Teacher: Solomon Leong AIFD PFCI

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Place: Solomon Bloemen

Date & Time: Nov - Jan 2022, Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Format: 10 lessons, 2 hours each with a total of 20 hours


Lesson 1: 9 Nov 2021
Lesson 2: 16 Nov 2021
Lesson 3: 23 Nov 2021
Lesson 4: 30 Nov 2021 
Lesson 5: 7 Dec 2021
Lesson 6: 14 Dec 2021
Lesson 7: 28 Dec 2021
Lesson 8: 4 Jan 2022
Lesson 9: 11 Jan 2022
Lesson 10: 18 Jan 2022

Course Fee: HK$30,000
All floral materials are inclusive
Fee exclusive of examination & certificate fees

For more information on the CFD Program, please call our school 2521 1798 or email to


AIFD®️ Certified Floral Designer
Students who successful complete the required Education Partner coursework, receive a hands-on evaluation deeming the student’s work at the level of a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®️) and subsequent Educational Partner referral, will receive an invitation to become a Certified Floral Designer through the American Institute of Floral Designers®️ (AIFD®️). For full information about the CFD®️ certification, please visit:

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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