Landscape Industry Certified Program

The Landscape Industry Certified Program ensures that professionals from across Canada comply with current standards and industry best practices. Certification is available for Technicians, Retail Horticulturists, Designers, and Managers. 


Social Media Contest

Have you achieved Landscape Industry Certification as a CLT, CLP, or CLD? Would you like to be eligible for a $500 cash prize? If you've answered 'yes' to both of those questions, our new certification social media contest is for you. 

CNLA is offering certified individuals the opportunity to create a one to three minute video explaining why you decided to take part in certification, and the value it has provided you in the industry. 

Upload your videos to Twitter with the hashtag #whyigotcertified, or email your videos to

The contest starts on April 13th, and will wrap up on June 13th. We'll give our followers the power to vote on their favourite video, and the winner will receive a $500 cash prize from CNLA. Enter as a company, a group or on your own, and feel free to get as creative as you like.  Just remember, we want to know why certification has been important to you!  

Beginning in 2010, CNLA and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) aligned their certification programs under one brand – Landscape Industry Certified.
The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program is designed for employees in the horticulture industry who are involved in the technical application of skill and knowledge.
The Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist program is designed for employees in the horticulture industry who are involved in the technical application of skill and knowledge.
The Landscape Industry Certified Designer program is designed for ‘true’ landscape designers, with a focus on residential design/build. This certification is earned through a two-part process, first a written evaluation followed by a portfolio review by industry professionals.
The Landscape Industry Certified Manager program is designed for owners and managers of horticulture companies. By focusing on core business skills required to run a successful operation. Candidates earn their designation by successfully completing a series of seven written evaluations.
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