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Landscape Industry Certified Technician

ALCC is licensed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) to offer the test. The same test is administered to exacting standards internationally. The Landscape Industry Certified Technician test allows individuals in the landscape industry to establish a personal performance benchmark that is recognized throughout the United States and Canada. When an individual earns certification, it demonstrates that he or she knows certain landscape concepts and can perform a variety of industry tasks to specific standards. 

What is the Landscape Industry Certified Technician test?
The certification test for exterior technicians is a half-day event. The test is made up of hands-on skills demonstrations performed at a test site which approximates "real life" scenarios. There is also a timed written component made up of questions with multiple choice answers. The written component is offered on a different day from the hands-on testing date. The candidate selects a specialty area (Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance or Irrigation) to achieve the designation in and is judged on work methods, adherence to best practices and safety ideals.

Helpful Links and Documents
Registration form  (pdf)

Specialty areas (test problems list) (pdf)
Plant list - applicable for Ornamental Maintenance and Softscape Installation (pdf)
Landscape Training Manuals - study material

2017 Testing Opportunities

Written Testing offered at ProGreen EXPO at the Colorado Convention Center -- download registration form here .
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Written Testing (offered in all ALCC Chapters): -- download registration form here .
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, deadline to register: March 3, 2017          
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, deadline to register: May 12, 2017  
Wednesday, June 2, 2017 (Western chapter only), deadline to register: May 12, 2017  
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, deadline to register: July 7, 2017  

Hands-on Testing (held at Pickens Technical College, Aurora)   -- download registration form here .
Saturday, June 17, 2017, deadline to register: May 12, 2017  
Saturday, August 12, 2017, deadline to register: July 7, 2017              

Thank you to our 2017 Test Sponsors!
Maintenance Module - The L.L. Johnson Distributing Company

Irrigation Module - Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
Installation Module - Wagner Rents

Contributing Sponsors - Alameda Wholesale Nursery, Hunter Industries, SECURA Insurance, SiteOneTM Landscape Supply

Tools/materials Sponsors - Alameda Wholesale Nursery, All Phase Landscape, Aurora Public Schools, CPS Distributors, Inc., DBC Irrigation Supply, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply, Horizon Turf Nursery, Intermountain Stihl, Pickens Technical College, S & B Porta Bowl Restrooms, Singing Hills Landscape, Inc.Swingle Tree, Lawn and Landscape Care, The L.L. Johnson Distributing Company, Wagner Equipment



Still have questions? See our FAQs or contact Melissa Emdin at 720 307-5092.


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