Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Program (formerly CLT)
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formally PLANET)'s Landscape Industry Certified Technician — Exterior Test is an international, hands-on testing program administered by the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association (OLCA). It recognizes proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrades the status of the landscape professional, and provides the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals.
There are five certifications available:
Softscape InstallationSoftscape Installation demonstrates knowledge by successfully installing plant materials.
Hardscape Installation Hardscape Installation demonstrates competence by installing hardscapes.
Turf Maintenance Passing the Turf Maintenance tests show that a person has the skills to maintain Turf in a professional manner.
Ornamental Maintenance Passing the Ornamental Maintenance tests show that a person has the skills to maintain Ornamental plants in a professional manner.
Irrigation Passing the Irrigation test demonstrates that a person has the skills to install and maintain an irrigation system and understands the fundamentals of water management.
Benefits of Certification
Promotes professionalism within the landscape industry.
Provides national recognition.
Validates landscape skills.
Creates opportunities for career advancement in the industry.
Employers are encouraged to advertise that they have certified employees on their staffs.
Certification is an investment in yourself and your future.
To find out more about how to become a Landscape Industry Certified Technician — Exterior, Contact OLCA at email@example.com.
How to Certify
Click below to view video of the OLCA Certification Test Day
OLCA's mission is to serve the needs of its members and to promote the growth and well-being of the landscape industry.