Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician

Why Certify?

Certification allows you to possess comprehensive knowledge of the industry to care and upkeep outdoor spaces, indoor facilities with outdoor vegetation in order to preserve and enhance the client’s landscape investment.

About the Exam

The Lawn Care Technician exam is a two (2) part exam; both sections must be passed with a 70% or above to earn this designation.


Section Name # of Questions       Time Allowed 
     
Full Exam 119 240 minutes
 
 
Exam 1: Plant identification; watering plants; 
top-watering and sub-irrigation systems; pruning 
and grooming; tropical plants and plant diseases
50 120 minutes
     
Exam 2:  Pesticide labels and MSDS; pesticide 
safety; pesticide alternatives and beneficial; 
pesticide federal laws; pesticide application; 
equipment, insects; fertilizers; nutrient problems 
and misc. plant problems and customer relations
69 120 minutes

Study Materials

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

Exam Fees

NALP Member

Full Exam: $200 | Per Section: $100 | Retakes: $100 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration

Non-Member

Full Exam: $300 | Per Section: $150 | Retakes: $125 per section
Additional fees required for ProctorU; see exam registration


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