Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician

Do you work inside with plants; either as an interior designer, horticultural technician, in a greenhouse, as a maintenance crew member, a supervisor, or business manager? If so, then this certification will help you learn new aspects of the business and prove your knowledge. 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 Interior Technician is a self-study program. We recommend the following study materials for the Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician exam. They can be purchased through the bookstore.

About the Exam

The test for the Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician is done on-line, 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:
 - Plant Basics: Structure and Identification
 - Plant Environment: Foliage, Roots, Nutrition
 - Watering Plants: Techniques and Sub-irrigation systems
 - Plant Management: Pruning, Grooming, Rotation Maintenance

Exam 2:
 - Customer Relations
 - Diagnosis and Control of Interior Plant Problems
 - Physiological problems: Pests, diseases, IPM
 - Pesticides: Labels, Safety, Alternatives, Application/Equipment

Exam Fees

NALP Member

Full Exam: $150 | Per Section: $75 | Retakes: $50 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration

Non-Member

Full Exam: $250 | Per Section: $125 | Retakes: $75 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration