Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician


The Exterior Technician exam will now be administered online through a secure, remote proctoring service; giving greater access to the program across all 50 states. This program is designed to cover the technical aspects of exterior landscaping: installation, maintenance and irrigation. It offers the same five (5) practice areas: Hardscape Installation, Softscape Installation, Ornamental Maintenance, Turf Maintenance and Irrigation. Start your journey today!

 

Certification Process

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

Study Materials

The Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician is a self-study program. You can study using our online test training preparation course, or using the publications listed below which can be purchased through the bookstore or during the online enrollment process.

  • Landscape Training Manual for Irrigation Technicians - English, Spanish
  • Landscape Training Manual for Installation Technicians - English, Spanish
  • Landscape Training Manual for Maintenance Technicians - English, Spanish
  • Set of 3 - Landscape Training Manuals for Installation, Irrigation, and Maintenance Technicians - English, Spanish

About the Exam

The Technician-Exterior exam has five specialty areas to choose from: Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance or Irrigation.

The exam includes the following sections:

Exam 1: Common Core

  • Communication
  • Safety and first-aid
  • Vehicle operation and safety
  • Tools and equipment
  • Basic math

Exam 2: Specialty - Select One
(click here for specialty details)

  • Softscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation
  • Ornamental maintenance
  • Turf maintenance

Exam Fees

NALP Member

Full Exam: $445*
Includes Enrollment + Proctor fees

 

Non-Member

Full Exam: $545 
Includes Enrollment + Proctor fees