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Taking Advantage of the Downtime to Earn CEUs

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This is a spring like no other and every company is facing a different situation in their local area, but for certified people who have some time to spare, you can take advantage of the unexpected downtime to catch up on your Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

There are numerous ways to earn CEUs, but one of the easiest ways to do it this spring, is to participate in online education.

NALP’s online education allows you to earn CEUs for your Landscape Industry Certified recertification. While becoming Landscape Industry Certified is a notable achievement, it’s equally important to make sure you maintain your credentials.

“Certification maintenance demonstrates your commitment to continuing competence ― not only at the time of initial certification, but throughout the advancement of your career,” says Skip Thompson, CEO of TideWater Landscape Management, based in Savannah, Georgia.

To maintain your credentials, you need to recertify every two years by listing 24 CEUs on the CEU Submission form. A minimum of 16 CEUs need to be earned in the education category.

Free Webinars Help You Earn CEUs

NALP hosts numerous webinars archived for you to listen to as your leisure, divided by various topics such as business management, design/build, financial management/cash flow, human resources, lawn care, irrigation, landscape management, safety and much more.

Webinars approved for NALP Landscape Industry Certified recertification count for 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. 

Listen to our weekly Coronavirus webinars Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. ET, or plan on attending the April 22, Training Your Trainers webinar, presented by Fred Haskett with the Harvest Group.

In this webinar, Haskett will cover five basic ways trainees learn, a training process that works for any person in your company and a training method that will achieve results.

Not Certified? Learn More

If you are not Landscape Industry Certified, there are a number of different certifications that are specific to your skills and job, including exterior technician, business manager and lawn care manager.

Being Landscape Industry Certified can help you win more work, expand your career opportunities and help you build a better business. NALP also provides marketing materials, logos and more for Landscape Industry Certified individuals to promote their expertise.

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.