Floristry is a highly skilled profession, florists train for many years and during this time they gain many qualifications, as well as this traditional training, florists will continue to attend workshops and course. As with many artistic industries trends change and techniques develop so florists will continue developing their knowledge and skills throughout their career to stay abreast of all developments within the industry.
The Institute of Professional Florists, upholds the professional status of florists in the UK by maintaining consistently high standards within the floristry industry through training and qualifications.
You can find out if your local BFA florist Business has members of their team with Institute of Professional Florist status as you'll see the IOPF badge on their profile page, so look out for this when searching for your florist through our 'Find your local BFA florist page'.
The aims of the Institute are:
In order to achieve the above aims the remit of the IoPF Committee is:
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