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CNLA’s certification programs are internationally recognized and nationally supported.

Objectives of Certification

  • To raise the standards of the industry
  • To encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of principles and practices
  • To award recognition to those who have demonstrated a high level of competence
  • To improve performance within the industry by encouraging participation in a continuing program of professional development

Benefits of Certification

  • Increased sense of personal achievement
  • Respect and recognition in the industry
  • Professional credibility
  • Increased competency and profitability
  • Marketing advantages for your company
  • Preference in more and more government specifications
  • Increased opportunities for employment advancement
  • Distinguishes you as a leader in your field
  • Highlights your commitment to the industry

"My clients often ask about the CLP and CHT when seeing it on one of my landscape plans of contract proposals.  With just a quick explanation of the certification programs, clients are quick to conclude that they have made the right choice in their landscape contractor."
                                                                                  - John van Roessel, CHT, CLP

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