Applicant Info


Completing the Certification

Applicants who fail only have to retake the problem(s) missed (not the whole test). Candidates are not required to complete the program within a set time frame. However, if more than three consecutive years have elapsed since an attempt was made to retest, the candidate must begin the module over.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received prior to the registration deadline will receive future test credit, valid for one year, minus a $50 admin fee. Cancellations after the deadline will receive credit, valid for one year, minus a $100 admin fee. No refunds/credit for no shows on test day.

Weather Cancellation Policy

The Landscape Industry Certified Technician test will be delayed or canceled only in emergencies. If severe weather or a natural disaster makes the test site inaccessible or unsafe, the test may be canceled/ postponed. CLCA will notify candidates as soon as they determine that the test must be cancelled.

In the event that the test is cancelled or postponed, test fees paid by candidate will not be forfeited. Since weather conditions are something beyond the control of CLCA, it is the policy of CLCA not to reimburse candidates for travel, hotel, food, or other expenses incurred due to the cancellation. In the event that the test is cancelled during the administration of the test, all stations, which were successfully completed prior to the postponement, will be credited to the applicant for the retest.

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.


for more information

Allison LoDolce

Landscape Industry Certified Technician Program

916.830.2780 x10

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