Certification Spotlight

PLANET President Gives Certification High Marks

“Certification is about success. It validates and enhances our skill and knowledge levels, giving us that extra boost of confidence and credibility to face everyday business challenges. Whether running a company or servicing a customer in the field, being Landscape Industry Certified is an important tool we can use to our competitive advantage. Certainly, I’ve benefited from my PLANET certification and so has my company. I’ve promoted my credential to clients and encouraged others in the industry to pursue certification. I encourage you to earn your certification and maintain it. Investing in certification is good for business and good for our industry.”

--Glenn Jacobsen, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction, Midland Park, N.J.

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Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP)designed for landscape contractor business owners or managers.

Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior (formerly CLT-E)designed for exterior technicians in softscape installation, hardscape installation, turf maintenance, ornamental maintenance or irrigation.

Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician (formerly CLT-I)designed for interiorscape technicians.

Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician (formerly COLP)designed for green industry professionals looking to expand or reinforce their knowledge of landscape plant life.

Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager (formerly CTP)designed for lawn care professionals wanting a well-rounded foundation in warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance, troubleshooting, and customer relations. Administered by the University of Georgia.

Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician (formerly CTP-CSL)designed for lawn care professionals focusing on lawn and grounds management in the northern United States (cool season lawns).

Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician National (New!)designed for lawn care practitioners looking to underscore their professionalism and commitment to best practice.