Education & Resources

Education and training can set the foundation for your success. That’s why education is at the very core of WALP.

Professional Designations

Certification is the standard for proficiency within the Landscaping Industry. By having certified professionals on staff, you are making an investment in your company and an educational commitment to your employees. Certification programs offer our Industry an educational resource that enables us to create a qualified and experienced workforce and recognize those individuals. WALP is proud to recognize Landscape Industry Certified Members and ecoPro Certified Sustainable Landscape Professionals that have made a great investment in their future.

As competition increases, customers will demand knowledgeable and well-versed individuals to access and serve their needs. If you are not equipped with the essential skills performed in the Landscape Industry, you may be left behind. As customers themselves become more educated, shouldn’t you?\


Annual Conference

Gain insight into the Green Industry’s future when you attend WALP’s Annual Conference. Whether your focus is residential, commercial, design/build, installation, and/or maintenance, you will learn from both the experts on the panels and your peers in the audience.

The WALP Conference provides superlative sources for both snapshot and big picture views of the industry today and tomorrow. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gather the latest information from industry experts, exchange ideas with others facing similar challenges, and build a personal and professional network for the future. Obtain CE credits for both Landscape Industry Certified and ecoPRO (self-report).

Industry Seminars

WALP provides comprehensive educational offerings for professionals of all types in the Green Industry. In fact, many employers seek us out as the first resource for their employee training needs. So whether you are looking to brush up on your landscape and irrigation plan reading skills, become more familiar with major plant identification characteristics, learn what it takes to have a successful design/build firm, or need a broader understanding of organics, WALP is where you can find educational programming to meet your professional needs.

Visit the WALP calendar for a complete list of state and chapter programs currently being offered.

WALP Education Foundation

Since its inception, the WALP Education Foundation has funded educational excellence by awarding scholarships to students of the Green Industry. These future leaders will define the standards of professionalism and use their education to meet future challenges of the Industry.

Two scholarships are awarded each year to students who are enrolled in a technical or community college offering a landscape/horticulture program. High school seniors planning on attending a college program are also eligible. Scholarships are based on merit and/or need. Candidates are evaluated on academic standing, industry and school involvement, leadership potential, and financial need.

If you would like to help the WALP Education Foundation continue their efforts to prepare our future leaders for all facets of landscape and lawn care contract, you can contact the office [email protected].

Additionally, donations may be made to:
WALP Education Foundation
120 State Avenue NE, #303
Olympia, WA 98501


WALP is a member of NALP, the National Association of Landscape Professionals. NALP is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals, and interior plantscapers. NALP provides its members with a good business foundation to help them evaluate, plan, and better manage their companies.

Member firms have direct access to marketing tools, industry-specific business publications, updates on legislative issues, and networking opportunities that can assist them in becoming more profitable. And as a member of NALP, WALP members have the option to purchase NALP publications at discounted rates. For more information, contact the WALP office at [email protected].