TAG: certification

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

WSDA certifies Growth Products pH Reducer

April 30, 2015By

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) certified Growth Products’ pH Reducer as a registered material for use in organic agriculture. The product is now included on the list of products the WSDA has determined comply with the National Organic Standards. According to the company, the pH Reducer is a 100 percent organic citric acid solution designed for use on... read more

Principles of Turfgrass Management course now offered online

March 27, 2015By

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. Previously, 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.... read more