December 15, 2016
The year’s last exterior Landscape Industry Certified exam day was held at Landscape Ontario in Milton, Ont., on Oct. 29. The weather, which can always be a little dicey so late in the year, cooperated for all judges, sponsors and the 19 candidates who came out to challenge the exam.

All four modules were challenged by candidates, who we commend for participating in the rigourous program, demonstrating that a certified horticulture workforce truly exists. It is only by maintaining high standards throughout the certification process that we ensure the designation retains integrity and value in the landscape professions.

Organizers would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s sponsors for their continued support, without whom the certification test day would not be possible: Pro Power, Kubota, Stihl, Echo, Toromont, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Walker Mowers, Vanden Bussche Irrigation, Van Dongen’s Landscaping & Nurseries, Gelderman Landscaping and Fanshawe College.

Thank you to the following judges: Certification Chair Jeff Gilberds, Karinthia Battig, Johan Bossers, Adam Braun, Bryan Brodhagen, Daryl Bycraft, Matt Civiero, David Comfort, Brad Cundy, Matt Dressing, Blayne Dunham, Denis Flanagan, Harry Gelderman, Yolanda Gelderman, Sara Hopkins, Allan Hunter, Renee Kendel, Richard Lubbers, Mike Lunau, Alan Malcolmson, Mike Masson, Jeff McMann, Matt Mintz, Ben Partridge, David Turnbull, Jaimi Uram, Peter Vanderley, Eric Wright.