Landscape Industry Certified Program

The Landscape Industry Certified Program ensures that professionals from across Canada comply with current standards and industry best practices. Certification is available for Technicians, Retail Horticulturists, Designers, and Managers. 

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Register here for Landscape Industry Certified Test Dates & Locations. Technician, Manager, Designer, and Retail Horticulturist exams offered.
Beginning in 2010, CNLA and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) aligned their certification programs under one brand – Landscape Industry Certified.
The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program is designed for employees in the horticulture industry who are involved in the technical application of skill and knowledge.
The Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist program is designed for employees in the horticulture industry who are involved in the technical application of skill and knowledge.
The Landscape Industry Certified Designer program is designed for ‘true’ landscape designers, with a focus on residential design/build. This certification is earned through a two-part process, first a written evaluation followed by a portfolio review by industry professionals.
The Landscape Industry Certified Manager program is designed for owners and managers of horticulture companies. By focusing on core business skills required to run a successful operation. Candidates earn their designation by successfully completing a series of seven written evaluations.
Ever wondered which path you should take to pursue a career in the landscape industry?  Education vs. work experience, apprenticeship vs. landscape industry certification?  View this infographic to learn more!
CNLA offers various types of marketing materials you can use to promote your certification. Recertification is required every two years and can be obtained by attending industry events to obtain your continuing education units (CEUs).

The Atlantic Centre for Landscape Excellence (ACLE) will be the facility to lead the education and training of well-prepared landscape horticulture tradespeople.

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National Awards of Landscape Excellence

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Garden Days

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Canadian Nursery Certification Institute

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