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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 consists of both written and hands-on problems. The hands- on portion 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) - will be available once 2018 dates are confirmed
Registration form  -  for written tests at ProGreen EXPO 2018
Specialty areas (test problems list) (pdf)
Plant list - applicable for Ornamental Maintenance and Softscape Installation (pdf) - updated for 2018
Landscape Training Manuals - study material 

2017 Certification testing wrap-up
Test judges evaluate candidates during hands-on testing. We could not deliver hands-on testing without the help of test judges, who have years of expertise in each test area. Thank you to 2017 volunteer test judges! If you are interested in serving as a test judge in 2018, please contact Melissa Emdin at 720 307-5092.

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, Sand Creek Nursery, Singing Hills Landscape, Inc., Swingle Tree, Lawn and Landscape Care, The L.L. Johnson Distributing Company, Wagner Equipment

2018 Testing Opportunities
Written Testing offered at ProGreen EXPO at the Colorado Convention Center -- download registration form here. (Registration is not yet available)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Additional written and hands-on testing dates during 2018 will be announced by December 2017. 

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

 
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