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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  -  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 

Remaining 2018 Testing Opportunities

2018 Written Test Dates - download a registration form here
Written tests will be offered in all ALCC chapters. If there are not enough candidates registered in the area you select you may need to test at another location.

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018, register by March 9, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, register by May 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018, register by July 6, 2018

2018 Hands-On Test Dates download a registration form here
Hands-on testing will be held at Pickens Technical College, Aurora

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, register by May 11, 2018
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018, register by July 6, 2018

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

Thank you to our 2018 Test Sponsors!
Maintenance Module - The L.L. Johnson Distributing Company
Irrigation Module - Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
Installation Module - Wagner Rents
Signature Sponsor: SECURA Insurance
Program Sponsors: Alameda Wholesale Nursery, Hunter/FX Luminaire

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

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