California Flower Art Academy California Flower Art Academy
Enjoy Affordable Yet Quality Hands-On Training
Floral Design Class in San Jose
Why California Academy
Managing Director
Program & Course
Class Schedule
Establish your own lesson schedule convenient to you
How to sign up/enroll
Certificate Program
Gift Certificate
How to become a florist
  What we offer
  European design-I
  European design-II
  Japanese Ikebana-I
  Japanese Ikebana-II
  Wedding Arrangement
  Wedding Corsage
  Wedding Pomander
  Bridal Bouquets-I
  Bridal Bouquets-II
  Table Arrangement
  Table Arrangement-II
  Table arrangement-III
  Basket Arrangement
  Vertical Arrangement
  Horizontal Design
  Pomander design
  All round arrangement
  Funeral Arrangement
  Easel mounted wreath
  Christmas wreaths
  Garland type wreath
  Parallel Arrangement
  Heart Shape Design
  Green Leaf Design
  Tea cup arrangement
  Candle arrangement
  Gift box arrangement
  Corner Arrangement
  Crescent Arrangement
  Pumpkin Arrangement
  Hall Arrangement
  Curve Arrangement
  Chair Arrangement
  Fall leaf arrangement
  Garden arrangement
  Long cube vase design
  L shaped arrangement
  S shape arrangement
  Fall arrangement
  X'mas arrangement
  Vertical glass container arrangement
  Cubic glass vase arrangement
  Tropical flower arrangement
  Curved line arrangement
  Underwater arrangement
  Geometric arrangement
  Unique & Creative Floral Arrangement
Affordable Floral Design Class in San Jose
Convenient Floral Design Studio in Bay Area
Small Group Class System for Semi Private Lessons
Majority of students have no previous experience
You can be a floral artist
How To Become a Florist
DIY wedding floral decoration project
Seminar of Corsage & Wrist Band for Prom & Wedding
From European designs to Japanese Ikebana
Flower Arrangements for Church Decoration
Are you on a tight budget ? No problem.
Hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions
Basket Floral Arrangement
Wedding Head Table Floral Arrangement
Cascade Type Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Cake Flower Decoration
Vertical Glass Container Flower Arrangement
Creative centerpiece with no container
Graceful linear curve in Ikebana arrangement
Easel Mounted Flower Wreaths
Gellery of Bridal Bouquets
Welcome guests with floral decorations
Variety of programs for busy people
European design or Ikebana arrangement ?
Weekend Floral Design Class
Weekend Ikebana Class
Evening class and weekend lessons are available
Evening Ikebana Class
Learn floral designs from wedding to funeral
You can start from Introductory Program for $98.
Affordable Weekend Ikebana Class
Flower design skill as a lifetime property
We help you help others with floral arrangements
Ikebana: Japanese Traditional Profound Floral Art
Do You Know Kenzan and Suiban for Ikebana ?
Blend European design and Japanese Ikebana
Kenzan: Lifetime Ikebana Tool
Have You Heard of Garden Arrangement ?
Floral Arrangement Using a Substitute Vase
Florists and Floral Designers are Welcome to Our School
Floral Designs Help Enrich Your Life
Funeral flower service stabilizes business
Fresh cut and fresh water help flowers live longer
Custom designed floral arrangements
Support to graduates
Need a friendly & talented floral design instructor ?
Floral Design Studio in San Francisco Bay Area
3 kinds of hand-tied wedding bouquets
Compact size centerpiece for table arrangement
Centerpieces for weddings in the coming spring
Compact centerpiece on the table and window side
Arrangement for the end of fall season
Unlimited opportunities with flower arranging skills
Winter is over shortly and wedding season coming soon
Enthusiasm helps you become a good floral designer
No flowers available. You can still enjoy Ikebana
Set up your floral arrangement objective for this year.
Learned floral designs ? Then how about Ikebana ?
DIY Wedding Flowers: Save and Make money
Looking for an artistic hobby helpful to live a happy life ?
Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course
Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course
Ikebana Arrangement Advanced Course
Table Arrangement Centerpiece Program
Course Completion Certificate

How To Become a Florist

   Required Conditions

As far as the situation in the state of California is concerned, following information is considered helpful to the best of our belief and knowledge. In order to become a florist, it is necessary to satisfy following conditions:

1. Earn minimum required skills of flower arrangement.
2. Get a fund (capital) for starting business as a florist.
3. Get a shop of florist (buying or leasing a floral shop)
4. Get a business license from a city of your floral shop
 5. Get a seller's permit/resale license from the authority

The easiest one is number 4 and 5. You can get both of them quite easily by way of making application to the authority. I have never heard that the authority refused to issue a business license or resale license. As far as you satisfy easy conditions provided by the authority, you can get these license/permit almost automatically. As you know, business license is mandatory to do any kind of business in the United States. Seller's permit/resale license is required if you run a floral shop so you resell flowers (and also any other tangible property) to your own customers as a retailer. If you are engaged in selling merchandise to end users (like an individual buyer who comes to your shop for buying flowers), resale license is required to collect a sales tax from your customers. When you go to wholesaler(flower market) to procure flower materials, you are required to submit a seller's permit/resale license in order to buy flowers at a wholesale price.

Next one is getting a flower shop where you sell flowers and other related merchandise. You can lease a shop or buy a florist in the market. There are so many flower shops for sales in the market. Therefore it is up to you which way you choose, leasing or buying.

The difficult one is how to make money and save money to start your florist business. In order to operate a floral shop, you need a certain amount of money with which you can run a sound cash flow. If your fund is too small in its amount, you will face difficulties for procuring flowers, paying a monthly rent of your floral shop (in case you lease a shop), paying a monthly mortgage (in case you buy a floral shop with a loan from a lender) and paying monthly wage/salary to your employee(s) if you have any employee.

Even if you clear all above things, you are unable to do a business as a florist. Yes, you need a minimum required skill of flower arrangements. For earning this skill, we recommend you to take lessons for learning how to make floral designs. There are many flower arranging instructors or floral design schools who teach you floral arranging. California Flower Art Academy offers a WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS for various kinds of floral designs according to your purpose, goal, taste and also the type of decoration you want to learn, such as wedding floral decorations or funeral flower arrangement or just simple designs which can be sold at the shop on a daily basis. You can start from Introductory Program for only $98. If you have any questions about taking lessons of floral arrangements,please do not hesitate to contact  We are more than happy to help you earn practical skills of floral designs at affordable prices. 


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If you are looking for reliable floral design instructors or flower arranging classes that offer quality lessons with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition, why not join California Flower Art Academy who is certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo, Japan). We help you earn practical floral design skills by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons). We have classrooms in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County) and also in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County). If you live in this area you can easily commute to and from our school. We help you earn practical skills from European floral designs to Japanese Ikebana, wedding to funeral decorations and short seminar to official courses.

 California Flower Art AcademySan Jose, CA408-859-7812