Q: how long does it take to complete the core emc certification program?

A: From 8 to 12 months depending on the Part I dates you select.

Q: how experienced do i need to be to start the core emc certification program?

A: We require EMC student to have had at least a basic design course, or minimum of 6 months’ work in floristry.  If no experience, we recommend taking the EMC Technique Course in advance.

Q: do i need to take emc core part 1 in my home country?

A: No, but you have a choice of where you want to take the course while visiting some desirable locations.

Q: will i receive a certificate at the end of the emc core program?

A: A Certificate of Completion is provided after each Part I, II & III. The Core Program European Masters Certification is presented after successfully completing the final examination.

Q: is there an instalment plan to pay for emc part 1?

A: A $1000.00 USD deposit required to hold your space.

In some instances, we can provide a payment plan. Please email northamerica@emcprogram.com for more information.

Q: What happens if I make a deposit but have a dire emergency that prevents me from attending?

A: All payments are non-refundable, but are transferable to future cycles.

Q: I know all the Elements and Principles of Design already. Do I need to still take EMC Core PART I?

A: You will be surprised how distinctly different the European approach to Elements and Principles of Design. Due to the fundamental nature of what is taught in the EMC Part I, no one is excused from any part of the program no matter what your previous floral educational level might be.

Q: Is there any extra support for EMC students during the EMC Core Program?

A: Yes, there is a full EMC support team including personal mentors who you can communicate with to get extra help. Also, in PART II, there are opportunities to ask as many questions as you want within our online community as you would do normally in any classroom situation.

Q: Can I take photos or videos during class?

A: Photography is permitted during any part of the EMC program. Video-taping is not allowed.

Q: Does EMC provide the curriculum in a textbook format for their courses?

A: We provide a reference/work book which covers the complete content of study for EMC Core as well as EMC Techniques.

Q: Why is EMC Core so different from other workshops?

A: EMC Core is not a workshop. It is an educational program which gives you an insight to the creative floral design process.