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



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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Certification Spotlight

As reported in a recent NALP Essentials, the Klausing Group went to bat for certification and lobbied the Tree Board in Lexington, Kentucky, to include Landscape Industry Certified into future bid proposals. The effort supported by a letter from NALP and follow-up appreciation and information by NALP, was a success. The win was posted on Facebook with more than 3,500 views. To read the full story, visit the blog. Helpful information for similar efforts in your area such a sample bid language, talking points and a consumer why-hire-certified brochure are located in the certification toolkit. Click here for access to Landscape Industry Certified logos and more in the toolkit. Only active Landscape Industry Certified individuals have access to the secure toolkit link using their username/password.

“I feel that advocating for our industry and introducing the city to the Landscape Industry Certification program is also in the best interest of the community in which we live and work.”

Roscoe Klausing, Landscape Industry Certified, Klausing Group, Lexington, Kentucky