Applicant Info


MODULES

Applicants test in one of five designations (modules): Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Irrigation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance.

Every problem listed in any of the 5 specialty areas must be passed to earn the Landscape Industry Certified Technician designation. Each problem has a time limit set for its completion.

Softscape Installation

Written Tests:

Common Core
Softscape Plan Reading
Softscape Horticultural Principles
Irrigation Components

Hands-On Tests:

Plant ID
Basic Program Controller
Lateral Repair and Head Adjustment
Tree Planting and Staking
Sod Installation
Plant Layout
Rototiller

Hardscape Installation

Written Tests:

Common Core
Hardscape Plan Reading
Hardscape Principles and Calculations

Hands-On Tests:

Chainsaw
Grading and Drainage
Instrument
Paver Installation
Skid Steer Operation


Irrigation

Written Tests:

Common Core
Advanced Irrigation Components and Principles
Irrigation Plan Reading
Basic Horticultural Principles

Hands-On Tests:

Lateral Repair and Head Adjustment
Advanced Program Controller
Lateral Installation
Mainline Installation
Valve Repair
Valve Wiring
Pipe Installation Equipment

Turf Maintenance

Written Tests:

Common Core
Irrigation Components and Principles
Turfgrass Maintenance Principles
Turfgrass Maintenance Calculations

Hands-On Tests:

Basic Program Controller
Lateral Repair and Head Adjustment
Power Blower
21" Mower
Intermediate Walk-Behind Mower
Riding Mower
Edger and Trimmer
Aerator
Turf Fertilizer


Ornamental Maintenance

Written Tests:

Common Core
Irrigation Components and Principles
Ornamental Maintenance Horticultural Principles
Ornamental Maintenance Calculations

Hands-On Tests:

Plant ID
Basic Program Controller
Lateral Repair and Head Adjustment
Tree Planting and Staking
Chainsaw
Power Blower
Pruning


All five certificates can be earned, but completion of ONLY one certificate is needed for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician designation. Common problems only need to be passed once and can transfer over to other certificates.

Click here to download the module list.


 

for more information

Allison LoDolce

Landscape Industry Certified Technician Program

916.830.2780 x10

certification@clca.org

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