Online Education, Training & Professional Development

It is essential for every landscape, lawn care, irrigation, or design/build team member to have the skills and education needed to succeed. And to feel a sense of accomplishment. NALP's online education, training and certification programs offer a path for professional growth at every career level.

Professional Development Recommendations by Career Level

Not sure which programs are suitable for you or your team members? We've got suggestions to match the right program to the right career level.

Early Career

Foundational and Skills-Based Learning


Career Development, Enhancement, Professional Credentials

NALP Certifications
NALP Conferences and Programs

Career Mastery

Leadership Growth and Mentoring

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Learn More About Our Certificate Programs and Certification

Landscape Management Certificate Program (Offered in English and Spanish)

Landscape technicians learn as they go with the online Landscape Management Certificate Course, which has quizzes to test knowledge and the chance to earn a certificate at the end for each course completed. Take one course or all three, including landscape maintenance, irrigation, and landscape installation, as well as a fundamentals course. 

An Easy, No-Hassle, Way to Learn

  • The self-study, self-paced courses offer maximum flexibility
  • Access the courses from anywhere there is a computer and internet access
  • Get comprehensive education, using the best industry methods, from experts in the field
  • Quizzes ensure people understand the course material


Course Details

Landscape Industry Certified

The Landscape Industry Certified credential validates a team member's knowledge to clients and employers. Companies that employ Landscape Industry Certified professionals demonstrate their commitment to the highest level of professionalism. Choose from six different certifications:

  • Exterior Technician (Offered in English and Spanish)
  • Business Manager
  • Horticulture Technician (not currently offered)
  • Interior Technician
  • Lawn Care Manager/Technician 

Certificate Program or Certification — Which One to Choose?

Not sure if the certificate courses or certification is the right path for you or for your team members.  View the infographic to learn more about each pathway.

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Top Education Resources

Landscape Technician Bootcamp

Want to supplement your training program? Our Bootcamp manual provides you with the tools necessary to deliver training to your crews, including 25 lesson plans for classroom and hands-on instruction. You'll get access to a training program you can roll out immediately for onboarding, improving your team’s skills, or preparing technicians for NALP’s Exterior Technician certification test. The course teaches hardscape installation, softscape installation, ornamental maintenance, turf maintenance and irrigation.

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Technician Training Manuals (English and Spanish)

The core study guides for certification, the Installation, Maintenance, and Irrigation Training Manuals are valuable education resources. And, each manual comes with an access code for 20+ online training videos. Add these manuals to your training library and as a bonus, prepare your team for the Landscape Industry Certified exam!

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Archived Webinars

NALP members have free access to archived webinars on a wide variety of topics. These are great to brush up on basic knowledge or log Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for NALP's certification program.


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