PLANET’s partnership with PSI/LaserGrade computer-based testing centers has made certification testing more accessible and convenient.
PLANET recently passed the 100 mark for individuals who have taken a PLANET certification exam at a conveniently located PSI/LaserGrade testing facility. Thirty-eight newly certified individuals (16 Certified Landscape Professionals, nine Certified Landscape Technicans-Interior, nine Certified Turfgrass Professionals-Cool Season Lawns, and four Certified Ornamental Landscape Professionals) earned their designation through PSI/LaserGrade. Some took all sections of their test and some retested selected sections — the process is completely flexible.
| ||Comments from those who have used the testing centers have been very positive. “The level of professionalism and efficiency was incredible,” says Jennifer Lemcke, CTP-CSL, of Weed Man USA/Turf Holdings, Inc. The geographic convenience of the testing centers also gets high marks. “I was thrilled to find a location that was only 15 minutes from my office,” relates Brett Lemcke, CLP, of R.M. Landscape Industries, Inc. || |
We’re pleased that 106 individuals have discovered the advantages of testing this way, but we’d like that number to grow to 1,000 this year. Can we do it? Only if you help us out! “When it occurred to me that I was going back into the world of test taking, an overwhelming knot started in my stomach,” notes Crystal Arlington, CLP, of AGMG, Inc., “but the ease of PSI/LaserGrade testing through PLANET made test taking a lot less stressful.” Encourage, inform, and assure your coworkers and colleagues that their experience with PLANET certification testing through PSI/LaserGrade will be a pleasant experience. You’ll be helping them grow their careers and contributing to the professionalism of the industry.
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