Landscape Industry Certified

4 Reasons Why You Should Become Landscape Industry Certified

Trying to figure out how becoming landscape industry certified can positively impact your bottom line? That may be tough to quantify. But more commercial and government accounts demand certified landscape industry professionals take care of their properties, so becoming certified can be a competitive advantage for a landscape professional, which can win you the job […]

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What You Need to Know to Stay Certified

If you took the next step in your personal and professional growth path by earning the Landscape Industry Certified designation or other industry certifications, you’re to be applauded for your initiative and achievement. Like you, I found that pursuing certification was a challenge but well worth the effort. I have been rewarded many times over […]

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How Do People Talk About Being Landscape Industry Certified?

Customers say certifications and accreditations are one of the top things they look for when choosing a provider. If you are Landscape Industry Certified, it is important to tout your achievement and let customers and potential employers know what it means and why it is important. Here are some of the ways that people talk about […]

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Klausing Group Lobbies for Certification

When the Lexington, KY, Tree Board recently sent out an RFP for a tree planting project, the bid package required an ISA Certified Arborist to be on staff.  Despite the fact the Klausing Group didn’t have a certified arborist on staff,  it bid the project, providing a list of the dozen or so Landscape Industry […]

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Tips and Tricks for Promoting Your Certification

If you hold a Landscape Industry Certified designation, you should promote it! As the new chair of the NALP International Certification Council, I am particularly pleased to volunteer my time to such a rewarding program and recognize my fellow certified professionals. I don’t hesitate to let others know that I’m certified and proud. What about […]

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NALP Inducts Officers and Directors for Upcoming Year

        NALP inducted its board members for the 2016-2017 year on Friday, February 26th, during the Leaders Forum Meeting in Cabo San Lucas. The term of the Board of Directors will start on May 1, 2016. Please share!

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One student's path to a lawn care career started with certification

We were very happy recently to receive a letter of appreciation from the Federal Jobs Corp program expressing their thanks for our help in aligning its landscape training programs to industry standards. The Tongue Point Jobs Corp Center, Astoria, Oregon, shared a success story from one of its graduates who is now working in the industry. […]

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Certification is Attracting Young People to the Landscape Industry

I recently joined Tom Delaney, director of government relations at NALP, to talk with staff at the National Office of Job Corps, which is a U.S. Department of Labor program, about the roll-out of its revised landscape program which now includes the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager credential.  Job Corps offers education and training to young people. This […]

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One Company's Secrets to Winning Landscape Contracts

The story is written by guest blogger David Hupman, Landscape Industry Certified. Winning jobs, maintaining clients, and running a top-notch operation involves teamwork and commitment from inside and outside of the company’s real and virtual environments. Recently, our company won three contracts totaling $1 million. This did not just happen by chance or some luck-inspired ritual. […]

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Starting a Landscaping Business?

Here are a few things you should know. 1. Get hands-on experience Even if you’ve been mowing lawns since you were a teen, you’ll need a good deal of know-how to turn a hobby into a full-fledged company, says Shayne Newman, president of YardApes Inc., a lawn care company based in New Milford, Connecticut, that […]

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