Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Program (LICT-E)

OLCA Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Test Date - RETAKES ONLY
Friday, July 26, 2019
Clackamas Community College -  Oregon City, OR

The National Association of Landscape Professionals' 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.

Why Certify?

Certification gives you a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of exterior or interior landscaping which includes the installation and maintenance of turf grass, shrubs, trees and flowers; walkways, patios, outdoor lighting, sprinkler and irrigation systems; ponds, fountains and waterways.

About the Exam

The Technician-Exterior exam has four specialty areas to choose from: Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance or Irrigation. The exam has two (2) parts: a written and a skill test; both sections must be passed with a 70% or above to earn this designation.

Please note the following change:  Beginning on January 1, 2020, the certification test will change and will only be given online through NALP. Click here to learn more about the upcoming changes to the testing process.


ATTENTION NEW CANDIDATES

If you have not taken the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exam, it is our recommendation that you do not register for the 2019 test because if you do not pass the test by December 31, 2019, you will be required to take the new exam in its entirety.

ATTENTION RETAKE CANDIDATES

Between now and December 31, 2019 OLCA will be hosting the several opportunities for you to retake any sections needed to finish your Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exam.


STUDY GUIDES

DUE TO THE TEST CHANGE, OLCA IS NO LONGER SELLING THE CERTIFICATION STUDY GUIDES THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.  PLEASE PURCHASE DIRECTLY THROUGH NALP:  https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/nalp/Store/Categories/CertificationEducation.aspx


RECERTIFICATION INFORMATION

As a Landscape Industry Certified professional you already recognize the relevance and importance of certification. Recertification is how you continue to grow, adapt and evolve to meet and set the standards for the industry. Your recertification helps to advance the landscape industry.  Click here for more information regarding recertification.

 


INFORMATION REGARDING THE MODULES

  • Softscape Installation
    Softscape 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.

 


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OLCA Certification Test Day