August 8, 2018
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has announced plans to reshape the Landscape Industry Certification (LIC) Technician exam for Hardscape and Softscape Installation, and Ornamental and Turf Maintenance modules. NALP owns the LIC program, and Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), via the provincial associations, is a licensee of the program. NALP is developing an online format that will replace the current hands-on and written testing format.

Please note, those who have already achieved their certification will not be affected by these changes.

CNLA’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) is reviewing the proposed changes to ensure the new test and testing method will meet the needs of industry across Canada.

Candidates that do not complete all in-progress stations by Dec. 31, 2019, will be required to start over under the new format. Refunds will not be offered for any candidate unable to complete before this deadline. CNLA is working to ensure that new candidates, as well as in-progress candidates, understand this deadline and have as many opportunities as possible to complete the process and earn their designation.

In Ontario, the next scheduled exams will take place Sept. 22, 2018 and June 22, 2019, both at the Landscape Ontario home office in Milton.

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