Thank you for your interest in The North Carolina Arboretum’s Blue Ridge Naturalist (BRN) Certificate of Merit Program. Complete the application form below to indicate your interest. If you’re ready to enroll, a one-time payment of the  $75 application fee is required to complete your application. The link to pay is below.

 

 

Program Policies & Procedures

  • Courses are offered on a seasonal basis throughout the year with new classes added monthly.  Certificate students receive a monthly email with announcements and updates.
  • Each course requires a separate per-program registration fee. Members of The North Carolina Arboretum Society receive an additional discount for adult education classes.
  • New applicants may receive retro-credit for classes identified as core or elective BRN certificate classes taken in the past 12 months prior to application for the program.
  • Please note that there is a 75% minimum attendance requirement to receive credit for any classes taken in pursuit of the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate of Merit.

Registration Information

  • (If applicable)
    My checking the box above, I certify that I have read the Blue Ridge Naturalist Curriculum Overview and understand the program policies and 75% attendance requirement as stated above.

Thank you for your interest in The North Carolina Arboretum’s Blue Ridge Naturalist (BRN) Certificate of Merit Program. Once you’ve submitted the application form above and you’re ready to enroll, complete your application with the one-time $75 application fee.