Landscape Industry Certification

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The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program

The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program seeks to recognize proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrade the status of the landscape professional and provide the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals.

The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program (formerly called Certified Landscape Technician, or CLT) is part of the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Landscape Industry Certified brand name. The new brand name speaks clearly to consumers, is supported and used internationally, shows credibility and commitment to best practices, and leaves a lasting impression. For more information about the name change and all of NALP’s certification programs, see the NALP website.

The California Landscape Contractors Association administers the test in California.



Upon earning the certification, Landscape Industry Certified individuals are required to report 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to NALP every two years to maintain the active status of their certification.


Certification is not a substitute

Certification is not a substitute for the California landscape contractor’s license (C-27). Passing the Certification Test does not count toward the state license. The goals, subject matter and procedures of the Certification Test are different from the licensing exam conducted by the Contractors State License Board. Certification is not a substitute for any of the state-issued pesticide licenses.

Dates and Times

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has announced changes to the Landscape Industry Certified Technician test.  As of December 31, 2019, the current test will be eliminated. A new version of the test will be administered completely online through remote proctoring.


Get Certified

  • Stand Out
  • Show Professionalism
  • Meet minimum job requirements