Applicant Info

About The Test

Testing includes both written exams and hands-on tests. The applicant rotates through timed hands-on problems which are supervised by one or more judges, where they demonstrate skills in “real life” scenarios. Applicants are judged on work methods, adherence to best practices, and safety ideals.

To become a Landscape Industry Certified Technician, an applicant must pass every problem in the written and field tests within any of the 5 modules. Those who fail only have to retake the problem(s) missed (not the whole test). Written exams are also available in Spanish.

Big changes are coming for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician program. As of May 1, 2019, the current exams will be eliminated. A new exam will be created and administered completely online and through remote proctoring.

Applicants who have already taken the written and/or hands-on exams and are eligible to re-take any portion of the exam will have opportunities to re-test. However, that eligibility window ends April 30, 2019. After that date, anyone who has not passed the test will be required to take the new exam in its entirety.

Unfortunately, because of these changes by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and the expiration of the ability to offer the test after April 30, 2019, CLCA will not accept any new exam applicants, effective immediately.



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Allison LoDolce

Landscape Industry Certified Technician Program

916.830.2780 x10

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