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Professional Sympathy Designs Course (PSD)
(Thursday 7:30pm - 9:30pm)


This professional course deals with the many designs that are used in modern days sympathy flowers. We will be covering a large spectrum in this area. From crosses to caskets, urns to easels, and from cultural customs to practical techniques, this is a concise and comprehensive course that is packed with ideas and usefulness. 


Designed to be part of our AIFD PDFE curriculum, this course, together with PWS and CFD, will equip you with all the knowledge to take on the exam for AIFD. 

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.


Together with an attendance of 90%, students are entitled to be certified as a Professional Wedding Floral Specialist by SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School.


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



Admission requirement:

  • A prerequisite of completion of SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School's fundamental in floral design course

  • At least 6 months of on-the-job florist experience (an interview will be required)

  • Those who have completed CFD or PWS










sympathy arrangements 

sympathy bouquets

traditions and customs


lid piece



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

Ms. Bonnie Chu


AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge


Time: Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 1: 25 Aug 2022
Lesson 2: 1 Sep 2022 
Lesson 3: 8 Sep 2022
Lesson 4: 15 Sep 2022
Lesson 5: 22 Sep 2022
Lesson 6: 29 Sep 2022
Lesson 7: 6 Oct 2022
Lesson 8: 13 Oct 2022
Lesson 9: 20 Oct 2022
Lesson 10: 27 Oct 2022

​Cost: HK 30,000 per person (all floral materials included)

Class size: Max. 6 persons


For more information, please call our school 2521 1798 or email to

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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