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Landscape Industry Certified

Marc Baker Earns All Five Exterior Technician Certifications

Marc Baker, a parks maintenance worker II for the City of Sammamish, in the state of Washington has recently become Landscape Industry Certified in all five specialties of the Exterior Technician certification. The Exterior Technician exam is designed to cover the technical aspects of exterior landscaping: installation, maintenance and irrigation. The five certification specialties are […]

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Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program

Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program Goes Online

The Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician certification program is NALP’s flagship program. Landscape professionals consider it an essential credential. Currently, 15 state licensee partners deliver a written exam and a hands-on test. But beginning in early 2020, as a recommendation by the NALP board, the certification test will change and only be given online, removing […]

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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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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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