Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior

Why Certify?

Certification allows you to possess comprehensive knowledge of the industry, including technical aspects of exterior or interior landscaping: installation and maintenance of turf grass, shrubs, trees and flowers; walkways, patios, outdoor lighting, sprinkler or irrigation systems and decks; ponds, fountains and waterways.

About the Exam

The exam has four specialty areas: Softscape Installation, Hardscape installation, Turf maintenance, Ornamental maintenance or Irrigation.

The Technician – Exterior exam has two (2) parts: a written component and a hands-on/skill component; both sections must be passed with a 70% or above to earn this designation.

State and Regional Test Administrators

The following landscape associations are licensed by NALP to offer this written and hand-on exam. Please contact the association nearest you for testing details. Each association establishes the fee structure for their test.


State/Province Test Administrator Phone #
California Allison LoDolce (916) 830-2780
Colorado Melissa Emdin (303) 757-5611
Hawaii Garrett Webb (808) 960-3650
Idaho Ann Bates (800) 462-4769
Indiana Julie Gillen
(317) 889-2382
Kansas/MO Jane Male, CAE (816) 561-5323
MD/DC/VA Lynn Turner (301) 948-0810
Michigan Tiffany Higginbotham (248) 646-4992
Nevada Pamela Bedard
(775) 741-4283
New Jersey Gail Woolcott (201) 703-3600
Ohio Kim Sayers (330) 287-0100
Oregon Stacey Barrett (800) 505-8105
Washington Kelsi Brisebois (425) 967-0729
Wisconsin Dawn Lambrecht (262) 782-9522
 
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
Atlantic Region Jason Young (905) 875-1399 x 8620
British Columbia Jason Young (905) 875-1399 x 8620
Ontario Jason Young (905) 875-1399 x 8620
Prairie Region Jason Young (905) 875-1399 x 8620

Study Materials