Landscape Industry Certified Exam

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This year’s exam has been CANCELED

About the New Exam Study Guide
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About the New Exam

The National Association of Landscape Professionals recently announced changes to the Landscape Industry Certified – Technician Exterior program. These changes will take effect on May 1, 2019. The exam that is currently being administered is a combination of a hands-on exam and a written exam. As of the summer of 2019, the hands-on component of the exam will be eliminated and the exam will be administered completely online and through remote proctoring. This will mean that you will be able to take the exam at any time, right from your computer/desktop. 

The goal of these changes is to elevate the program to a fully nationwide audience, to make it more accessible to the entire industry, and to standardize and strengthen the program. More importantly, this will allow us to raise the professional standards for our industry.  The content of the new exam will stay consistent, assessing the same core competencies, but it will simply be delivered in a new, consistent and more convenient format. 

If you are a current candidate of the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior program, you have until April 30, 2019 to complete the program. After that date, if you have not passed the test, you will be required to take the new exam in its entirety. 

For more information, visit the National Association of Landscape Professionals website


Study Guide

The current study guide is still relevant and a great resource for all landscape professionals. All orders will be charged a shipping and handling fee. Sales tax applies to all Study Guide orders.

Study Guide
(Can be purchased in English or Spanish)
Member & Non-Members
Installation Study Guide$75
Irrigation Study Guide$75
Maintenance Study Guide$75
Complete Set of 3 $195
Shipping and Handling$25