Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test Dates

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The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced changes to the Landscape Industry Certified Technician test. On December 31, 2019 the current test will be eliminated. A new test will be created and administered completely online and through remote proctoring. After the transition to the online test, everyone will be required to take the new test in its entirety.

Written Test Dates

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Escondido, CA
Registration deadline: May 22

Hands-On Test Dates

The last hands-on test in California was held April 6 at San Diego’s Cuyamaca College.


Candidates are required to pass all written and hands-on problems within any of the five modules: Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Irrigation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance.

Confirmation letters with location address and test start time will be sent after test registration has closed. Packet will also include a “test book” that outlines test problems.

Dates and locations are subject to change. Please be sure to submit applications early, as testing space is limited

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