Since 1993, more than 14,000 professionals have earned a National Association of Landscape Professionals certification credential.


Get certified at NCLC

NALP will be offering certification testing for these select exams - Business Manager, Interior Technician, Horticultural Technician, Lawn Care Technician-National, and Lawn Care Technician-Cool Season - during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Brigham Young University in Provo, on March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact Certification for exam registration details or call Certification Administrator Margo Rash at 703-456-4209. Advance exam registration required - no on-site exam registrations will be available.


Landscape Industry Certified Manager
Designed for owners, managers and individuals looking to certify their knowledge of landscape business management practices.

Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior
Designed for exterior technicians in softscape installation, hardscape installation, turf maintenance, ornamental maintenance or irrigation.

Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician
Designed for interiorscape technicians.

Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician
Designed for landscape professionals looking to expand or reinforce their knowledge of landscape plant life.

Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager
Designed for lawn care professionals wanting a well-rounded foundation in warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance, troubleshooting, and customer relations. Administered by the University of Georgia.

Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician
Designed for lawn care professionals focusing on lawn and grounds management in the northern United States (cool season lawns).

Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician-National
Designed for lawn care practitioners looking to underscore their professionalism and commitment to best practices.

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Safety & Certification

James Martin Associates (JMA) President Jim Martin, Landscape Industry Certified, says that having a high percentage of employees either certified or studying for the certification exam elevates the company's safety culture. Read more.