Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician

Taking care of cool season lawns isn’t easy – pests, disease, weather issues – we get it! If you are a landscape manager or lawn care technician responsible for the care and upkeep of lawns in cool climates, then the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician credential will take your knowledge and your career to the next level. Start your journey today!

Certification Process

Step 1.  Enroll
Step 2.  Purchase Study Materials from Suggested List
Step 3.  Study at Your Own Pace
Step 4.  Take the Exam at Your Convenience

Study Materials

The Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician is a self-study program. We recommend the following study guide for the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician exam. It can be purchased through the bookstore.

About The Exam

The test for the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician is done online, at your convenience, at your home or office through the respected national testing service - ProctorU. After you have dedicated sufficient time to self-study, you can take the online exam. The exam contains two sections and each section must be passed with a 70% or above score.

The exam includes the following sections:

Exam 1: Turfgrass identification, establishment and renovation; watering plants; fertilization and liming, mowing, thatch management, aeration and irrigation.

Exam 2: Pest management, weed management, turfgrass diseases, identification and management of insect pest, pesticides and safety, pesticide and fertilizer application, equipment and calibration.

Exam Fees

NALP Member

Full Exam: $300 |  Retakes: $100 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration

Non-Member

Full Exam: $400 | Retakes: $125 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration