Why Get Certified

Landscape Industry Certified is the international distinction awarded by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) that represents individuals in the landscape industry who are
Qualified • Confident • Recognized. The International Certification Council oversees the certification program on behalf of NALP.

Be Proud, Stand Tall

Landscape Industry Certified is a broad but powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified. They stay on top of their game by maintaining their certification every two years through recertification.

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To become Landscape Industry Certified is to achieve the next level of industry professionalism. By earning your certification designation, you can:

  • Take pride in your work, knowing that you’ve proven mastery of the skills and knowledge used on the job.
  • Become more confident through your personal achievement.
  • Gain respect and recognition from the industry, your clients, and your potential customers.
  • Improve the marketability of your company by hiring and retaining certified professionals.



Michael Becker, Estate Gardeners, Inc."If you're a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, it just makes sense to be Landscape Industry Certified. The two work hand in glove. Being a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, as well as being Landscape Industry Certified, creates an even more powerful message: one that's easier than ever for its owners to convey to clients."

— Michael Becker, Landscape Industry Certified, Estate Gardeners, Inc.

Scott Jamieson, Bartlett Tree Experts"As the National Association of Landscape Professionals, one of our three strategic pillars is built around highest standards and professionalism. Certification is a key program within this pillar. As industry professionals, I urge you to seek and maintain your landscape credential through the association. Once you earn your certification, you solidify your pursuit of what this pillar epitomizes – the best and brightest our industry has to offer. This is an achievement you can be proud to display to peers and advertise to customers. Distinguish yourself through certification."

— Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, Bartlett Tree Experts

Mike Caprio, Lawn Doctor, Inc."Earning my certification was an important achievement in my career. I chose the University of Georgia’s international Principles of Turfgrass Management program, which is done in partnership with NALP. It covers all aspects of turf care, customer service, IPM and professionalism. The material helped make me more knowledgeable and confident in my position. I still reference the study guide today. I encourage anyone who wants to reinforce their education and skillset plus give their company an extra competitive edge, to consider becoming certified as soon as possible.”

— Mike Caprio, Landscape Industry Certified, Lawn Doctor, Inc.