Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician

Why Certify?

Certification allows you to expand or reinforce knowledge on the care of trees and shrubs in residential and/or commercial landscapes.

About the Exam

The Horticultural Technician exam is a two (2) part exam; both sections must be passed with a 70% or above to earn this designation. The exam covers the following topics:

Section Name # of
Questions 
     Time Allowed 
     
Full Exam 298 240 minutes
 
 
Exam 1: Plant physiology; plant identification; soils; plant 
establishment; fertilizers; measuring property and fertilizer 
placement; calibration of fertilizer delivery method; 
fertilization awareness factors; plant healthcare management
149 120 minutes
     
Exam 2: Property map; determining plant health care programs 
for the landscape woody ornamental; insects and pests; woody 
ornamental diseases; physiological problems; chemical injury; 
diagnostic outline; pesticide delivery methods; safety in 
tree and shrub spraying; pesticide programs.
149 120 minutes

Study Materials

The Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician is a self-study program. NALP recommends the following study materials for the Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician exam:

Exam Fees

NALP Member

Full Exam: $250 | Per Section: $125 | Retakes: $50 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration

Non-Member

Full Exam: $350 | Per Section: $175 | Retakes: $75 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration


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