Nine Big Island Landscapers Become Certified in 2018

What a year we have had!  Hurricane Lane, volcanic eruptions, the National Association of Landscape Professionals changing their certification program termination deadline (twice!). In spite of it all, the Kona LICT Training and Testing program persevered. The LICT written tests were offered twice, once after the Hawaii Island Landscape Association Landscape Maintenance Training (LMT) classes ended, some candidates tested on June 14, 2018. Most candidates attended the Test Prep Intensive on August 25th in preparation for the full written and field test which was offered September 7th and 8th. Even the test site went through a change. Originally the test site was going to be at Palamanui Community College, but the work needed to prepare a new site was not able to be accomplished in time, so the test was held on our old stomping grounds at the UH Kainaliu Extension.

The Kona LICT test this year offered certification in Ornamental Maintenance and Irrigation and we are proud to list our new 2018 Hawaii island Landscape Industry Certified Technicians:

First Name Last Name Module Earned Company Name
Benjamin Perrills Ornamental Maintenance BP Landscaping LLC
Chelsy Abe Ornamental Maintenance DBA Chelsy Abe
David Golden Ornamental Maintenance Steve Nimz & Associates, Inc.
Heather Sarsona Ornamental Maintenance Kanu o ka ‘aina
Jerod Kahoalii Irrigation Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Joel C. Woodcock Ornamental Maintenance Aikane Nursery
Makamae Anderson Ornamental Maintenance Big Island Greenery
Owen Sarsona Ornamental Maintenance Kanu o ka ‘aina
 Herpulo Aling Irrigation  Self Employed