Take the next step and become a Certified Professional Horticulturist! Individuals sitting for the Certified Professional Horticulturist exam must demonstrate a professional level knowledge of plant identification and technical landscape application. The exam is held in Spring and Fall of each calendar year.
This advanced certification is offered to individuals previously certified through APLD, WALP, WSNLA or ISA, or have a college degree. As stewards of the environment, the Sustainable Landscape certification is designed to provide individuals the tools to apply proven sustainable techniques to each unique site and situation encountered.
Pursuing an ISA Credential is a worthy goal that will help you advance your career in the arboriculture industry. The first step toward becoming ISA Credentialed is to decide which credential is right for you. To mirror our diverse population of arborists, ISA offers certification and qualifications that are each founded on different eligibilities and require the successful completion of separate, independent exams. Each credential has its own handbook and study materials.
National Association of Landscape Professionals offers a variety of certifications geared at enhancing the skills of landscape contractors, including business manager; exterior technician; interior technician; horticulture technician; lawn care manager; and lawn care technician.
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers certification program is a quality measure that is vetted by trained Review Panel Experts to ensure that certificants are using best practices and are competent and highly capable in landscape design.
Whether you work in the turf and landscape, golf or agriculture sector or you design, install, audit or maintain irrigation systems, IA certification gives you a competitive edge, adds instant credibility and can help you take your career to the next level.
If you are a landscape company and apply pesticides to your customers’ properties, your company must have a Commercial Applicator pesticide license. You must be licensed even if: Your company performs moss control to roofs or lawns; You only use a spreader, backpack sprayer or apply by hand; and You only operate this business part-time. Refer to this guidance for Landscape Maintenance Companies.