Recertification Deadline: Landscape Industry Certified individuals with a good-through date of December 31, 2015, are due to recertify NOW


Recertification Deadline: Landscape Industry Certified individuals with a good-through date of December 31, 2016, are due to recertify. Please click here for important details.

New! Click here to submit CEU form and pay online


This new online option to maintain your hard-earned Landscape Industry Certified credential offers faster turnaround and automatic receipt of your recertification fee plus CEU tracking for future recertification. To access the online CEU Submission/Tracking Form:

→ You must sign in using your National Association of Landscape Professionals member username and login password. If you do not know your member login information, please contact the NALP membership team at 800-395-2522.

→ If you are not an NALP member, please sign in by creating a guest account. NALP member companies with certified staff are accessible at Find a Landscape Professional and Find a Supplier. Current certified individuals are listed on the Honor Wall. If your recertification is held in Canada, please contact the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association at

→ Individuals due to recertify on the Dec. 31, 2016 good-through date – If your good-through date is 2016 on your certification wallet card, simply list your required 24 CEUs on the online CEU Submission/Tracking Form earned during 2015 and 2016. When you’ve listed all CEUs using the Recertification Requirements sheet as your guide, you are ready to complete your recertification transaction.

→ Individuals with Dec. 31, 2017 good-through date – If your good-through date is 2017 on your certification wallet card, you can now track your CEUs using the online recertification process – simply save the online form but do not complete the payment transaction function. You can reopen and update your saved form at any time with your login information. For back-up (and if requested by NALP), always save your supporting documentation and CEU count in your files. For 2017s: list CEUs earned during 2016 and 2017. Recertification completion and fee is not due until the year of your good-through date as listed on your certification wallet card.

→ Individuals with a Dec. 31, 2015 or earlier good-through date – Your certification has lapsed. You will not be able to use the online recertification form. Contact the NALP certification team immediately at 800-395-2522.

→ Print Option: If you prefer, you can download the CEU Submission/Tracking Form and fill out a hard-copy to email, fax or mail to NALP with the recertification fee when due. Whether recertifying online or in print, use the Recertification Requirements sheet as your guide to CEUs and filling out the CEU Tracking/Submission Form.

Landscape Industry Certified recertification is every two years with 24 CEUs and is due by the good-through date listed on your certification wallet card. Recertification fees are subject to change – the current fee is listed on the Recertification Form and Recertification Requirements sheet found in the Recertification Center.

Questions about your good-through date or the recertification process? Please visit the NALP Recertification Center at, contact or call 800-395-2522.

Stay Certified

Landscape Industry Certified individuals stay on top of their profession and credential by recertifying every two years. The required continuing education and optional service needed to maintain the active status of your National Association of Landscape Professionals certification is measured in Continuing Education Units (CEUs). You are required to report 24 CEUs earned during the two-year cycle to maintain the active status of your certification.

Emeritus or retired status is now available. Emeritus status allows certificants to continue to use their designation(s) upon retirement from the profession without having to recertify. Landscape Industry Certified individuals may request emeritus status if they are age 60 or above and are retiring from the green industry and maintained certification for at least six (6) years prior to retirement. Certificants who intend to continue work in the green industry (perhaps as a consultant or lecturer) are not considered retired and are not eligible for emeritus status.

To request emeritus status, please send a written notice of your intent to retire to the attention of Margo Rash at the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and include documentation of age (a copy of one’s driver’s license is sufficient). The letter (which may be e-mailed, mailed or faxed) must include your name, designation(s) and years certified, and retirement date.

This status should be considered carefully. Landscape Industry Certified individuals awarded emeritus status who later decide to re-enter the profession will have their emeritus status rescinded and will be required to retake the applicable exam(s).

Certificants granted emeritus status will receive a new certificate indicating this retired status.

Seeking CEU approval for your educational program? Educational providers … to obtain CEU approval of your educational event toward Landscape Industry Certified recertification, contact Please describe the event including the sponsor, speakers, dates, and topics – a website link, agenda, or brochure will suffice. Upon approval, a CEU approval logo will be provided.

Have more questions?

Check it out: Recertification Frequently Asked Questions.