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The Truth About Getting Your Landscaper Technician Certification

Posted August 25, 2011 by in Articles | No comments yet

Many people enjoy working with flowers and landscaping, but haven’t had the opportunity to go to college to study horticulture. However, there are ways you can get the training you need to add to your natural talent and experience so that you can become an industry-certified landscape technician.

Start by joining the Landscape Contractors Association (LCA)after which you’ll be able to investigate the Landscape Industry Technician certification program. If you get certified, you will enhance your skills, investing in your future career.

In order to be qualified take the landscaper technician certification test that will be the final requirement in order to gain technician certification, you must complete one of the following:

Accumulate at least 4,000 hours of actual hands-on landscaping experience.

Get an industry degree (2- or 4-year) and work at least 2,000 hours as a landscaper.
Get a 2- or 4- year industry degree, complete an internship program, and work 1,000 hours as a landscaper.

In order to get certified, you will need to pass a comprehensive examination. Once again, there is assistance available. You can register for two Saturday day-long classes that include both lectures and hands-on practice designed to help you successfully complete the exam. Check out the test registration dates, and make sure to get your registration packet returned on time. If you give yourself a bit more time between registering and the test date, you’ll have time to study the exam booklet and buy the study guide in order to prepare for the exam.

On the test you’ll find problems concerning softscape and hardscape installation as well as turf and ornamental maintenance. In order to receive your certification, you will need to provide a sample installation or maintenance landscaping project as well as complete all problems in the four categories.

After you join the LCA, you’ll get the guidance you need to obtain your certification more easily. You’ll be able to find higher-paying jobs in the industry as your skills progress. You can also enroll in further programs offered by the LCA in order to obtain landscape designer and landscape architect certifications. You will turn your hobby into a successful career by following the program and gaining new skills.Doc No.azlcssaeh-sdgfhkl

Kristie Brown writes on a variety of topics from health to technology. Check out her websites on how to stop a divorce and How to save a marriage

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