Certification

Back-story on Certification Rebranding

Happy New Year ! I wanted to take the time to give you some background regarding the development of the new certification branding effort and the resulting Landscape Industry Certified brand.   Many things emerged in the last 5 years to reshape PLANET Certifications. The first was directly due to the merger [of ALCA and […]

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The PLANET Professionals

As you’ve probably noticed, the lack of professionalism in any walk of life, whether it be teaching, running a large company, or operating a lawn care or landscape contracting company, is an area of interest to me. One of the mantras I abide by every day is that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing […]

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PLANET Certifications…Where Are We Heading?

As I find myself in my third year of sitting on the International Certification Council (ICC) as the chair, I know the big question for everyone holding a PLANET certification is “what is going on” and “why all the change?” The ICC, the PLANET board, Canada’s certification council, PLANET staff and many other volunteers have been […]

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What does “CLP” mean? Doesn’t matter.

I have been signing my business correspondence with the designation “CLP” now for more than 10 years. Many of my clients are commercial property managers who also sign their business correspondence with designations from their own professions (e.g. CPM, CCIM, SIOR, and so forth), and while few questions are asked about what these designations are […]

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