Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Program (formerly CLT)
Local training and testing grounded in national standards
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)'s Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Test is an international, hands-on testing program administered by the Landscape Contractors Association MD • DC • VA (LCA). It recognizes proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrades the status of the landscape professional, and provides the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals.
There are four certifications available:
- Softscape Installation
Softscape Installation demonstrates knowledge by successfully installing plant materials.
- Hardscape Installation
Hardscape Installation demonstrates competence by installing hardscapes.
- Turf Maintenance
Passing the Turf Maintenance tests show that a person has the skills to maintain Turf in a professional manner.
- Ornamental Maintenance
Passing the Ornamental Maintenance tests show that a person has the skills to maintain Ornamental plants in a professional manner.
Benefits of Certification
- Promotes professionalism within the landscape industry.
- Provides national recognition.
- Validates landscape skills.
- Creates opportunities for career advancement in the industry.
- Employers are encouraged to advertise that they have certified employees on their staffs.
- Certification is an investment in yourself and your future.
To find out more about how to become a Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior, contact LCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.