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How a drainage certification can present new opportunities

October 11, 2021By
Brittany Auman says the drainage certification course has helped her business gain credibility with potential clients. (Photo: Auman Landscape)

Contractors say participating in a free Professional Drainage Certification Course gives their businesses credibility and a leg up when competing for a job read more

Davey Tree to partner with Certified Employee-Owned

May 19, 2020By
(Photo: The Davey Tree Expert Company)

The Davey Tree Expert Co. will team up with Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO), a certification program for employee-owned companies in America. “As one of the oldest employee-owned companies in North America, Davey Tree is excited to partner with Certified EO,” said Pat Covey, Davey’s chairman, president and CEO. “Employee ownership is a big part of our culture, and we’re anxious... read more

Government Affairs: Louisiana bill could halt professional certifications by private organizations

May 2, 2018By

A bill recently introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives could bring a halt to the use of private professional certifications in that state. Certifications that are offered by trade associations and other private organizations by groups such as the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) would be outlawed. If the bill passes, the risks to certification programs could eventually expand beyond... read more

IA Certification Board updates CID landscape program

August 30, 2017By

The Irrigation Association’s Certification Board is reducing the number of required exams for the landscape track of the certified irrigation designer (CID) program. The revised program will require candidates to take only two exams: a general landscape/turf exam and one specialty exam. In the original program, CID landscape candidates had to complete three exams: the general landscape/turf exam 1, the... read more

LM150: Encouraging education

June 9, 2016By

Labor is a top challenge for Desert Classic. As the company strives to attract and retain employees through a variety of methods, perhaps the most successful effort has been covering certification costs for its team members—an expense Murray says is well worth the investment. Tell us about how you encourage employees to increase their knowledge and education. We belong to the... read more

National Association of Landscape Professionals Certification

August 10, 2015By

Since 1993, more than 14,000 professionals have earned a national landscape industry certification. It’s the mark of distinction, competence and recognition. Individuals become Landscape Industry Certified by passing a rigorous test of their knowledge and skills. There are seven different programs to meet professionals’ needs and job responsibilities. Certificants take pride in knowing they’ve achieved a higher industry standard, and... read more