Why Certification?

Stand Out From Your Competition!

In today’s competitive climate, companies need every advantage possible to be successful. The Landscape Industry Certified Technician certification is that advantage in the green industry!

An international test developed by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and administered by the Landscape Contractors Association MD • DC • VA (LCA), the Landscape Industry Certified Technician certification provides consumers with a level of confidence, as it shows your company’s skill level, credibility, and commitment to best practices.

The certification test consists of hands-on problems — skill demonstrations performed at the test site that approximate real-life scenarios — plus written problems. Candidates are judged on work methods, adherence to best practices, and safety.

Individuals who successfully complete every problem in their chosen specialty are awarded the Landscape Industry Certified Technician—Exterior designation.

The Value to Your Company

  • Increased credibility — Having certified staff helps your company’s credibility. It shows clients that you are an established firm that employs skilled professionals who are knowledgeable on safety procedures.
  • Marketing opportunities — Including information about your certified staff in your promotional materials and mentioning it in conversations with clients helps you to stand out from your competition.
  • Motivational tool — Encouraging your employees to earn their certification empowers them to take on more responsibilities and helps them take their careers to the next level.

Individual Recognition

Successful candidates are recognized at the LCA annual Excellence in Landscape Awards & Certification Recognition dinner, held in December. Individuals may also use the designation as a suffix to their names in recognition of this professional achievement.

For more information, see the types of certifications available, training sessions, testing dates, program eligibility, and the program fees and registration.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available.

 

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