Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician

Why Certify?

Interior plantscaping is everywhere: building lobbies and corporate offices, shopping malls and restaurants, hotels and residential homes.  Interior plants enhance the beauty and the mood of indoor spaces.  There are a number of career options within this sector of the green industry: interior designers, horticultural technicians, greenhouse, delivery and maintenance crew members, supervisors and business managers.  Certification gives you the comprehensive knowledge of the interior landscaping industry, become an expert in the practice of design, installation, arrangement and care of plants in indoor settings.  You won't regret it.

About the Exam

The Interior 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 260 240 minutes
 
 
Exam 1:  Plant Basics: Plant Structure and Identification; Plant Environment: Foliage, Root, Nutrition;
Watering Plants: Conventional techniques and Sub-irrigation systems; Plant Management:
Pruning, Grooming, Plant Rotation Maintenance
   
Exam 2: Customer Relations; Diagnosis and Control of Interior Plant Problems: Physiological problems,
pests, diseases, Integrated Pest Management (IPM); Pesticides: Pesticide Labels and MSD,
Pesticide Safety,  Pesticide Alternatives, Application and Equipment

152 120 minutes

Study Materials

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

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


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