Principles of Turfgrass Management course now offered online

March 27, 2015 -  By

The Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program now is available as an online course—the international turf program allows companies to earn the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager credential.

PLANETPreviously, the course only was offered as a print-based self-study. The online course allows students to receive access to the web-based course and materials, which include interactive practice quizzes and exercises. While the printed text is not required for the online course, students have the option of purchasing the text for an additional fee.

The course, offered in partnership between the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, will continue to be a self-guided study focusing on the principles of warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance and troubleshooting.

“Becoming nationally certified has helped me advance my career and better understand the industry,” said Skip Thompson of Tidewater Landscape Management. “I’ve been able to stand out from other operators and our company has profited. We’ve promoted my lawn care and ornamental certifications—known as Landscape Industry Certified—in bid proposals, which has given us a winning edge. I consider certification through PLANET an essential part of my personal growth and our company’s success.”

Registrants have 12 months from the enrollment date to complete the course and earn their certificate. The course fee includes one attempt at each of two proctored exams. Students are responsible for locating a suitable facility, scheduling the exams and paying any fees assessed by testing centers/proctors.

In addition, the program offers PLANET membership and military discounts.

LM Staff

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