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LICT Program will continue with classes and field tests as usual in 2019

NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) has announced that the LICT-Exterior Test will end as of December 30, 2019 and be replaced by a written-only exam.  More information will be posted soon about these changes. Be advised that LICH is planning to continue to work with NALP by offering the computer based certification test in 2020 and  will be continuing to offer the Landscape Maintenance Training (LMT) classes with a stronger hands-on component with a Certificate of Completion for those who show competency  for the hands-on part of the classes which will be based on the exterior test problems from the current exterior test. Stay Tuned!

Mark your Calendars

2019 LICT Test Dates:
June 13, 2019 / Written Test
June 15,  2019 / Field Test
2019 Kona LICT Test Registration Form: click here

2019 Irrigation School May 31st and June 1st,  Registration Form: Click here

2019 Landscape Maintenance Training (LMT) Class Schedule: Registration Form, click here
LMT Flyer for more information, click here

Friday, April 5th: Basic Botany and Plant ID (Part 1)
Friday, April 12th: Plant ID (Part 2) / Weed ID and Control
Friday, April 19th: Landscape Plan Reading and Calculations
Friday, April 26th: Turf Care
Friday, May 3rd: Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Friday May 10th: Plant and Soil Health
Thursday, May 16th: Irrigation Basics
Thursday, May 23rd: Pesticide Use and Safety
Thursday, May 30th: Insect Pest ID and Control
Thursday, June 6th: Establishing and Managing a Landscape

Join us in our quest to beautify our island home by promoting best management practices for both professional and amateur landscapers. To join HILA, click here:

Heather Sarsona, LICT at the Tree Planting Problem, 2018 LICT Field test