Certifications

To see a list of all the Big Island landscapers who have been certified since the first test in 1999; 2019 Big Island LICT List!!!

Landscape Industry Certified  Program

Together with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), LICH offers three types of certification:

The Landscape Industry Certified Technician — Exterior

LICT Test 2020

As you might know by now, the LICT Test this year will be a Computer only test that will continue to include the Written Tests as they have been given. Also included will be elements of the Field / Hands-on Test as previously been given but in a new form involving videos, photos, and multiple-choice questions. The PLANET Training Manuals that have been used as study material in our classes state wide will be the study guide for the 2020 LICT Test. Ornamental Maintenance, Turf Maintenance, Irrigation, and Softscape Installation will be the modules offered as in the past.
To see a complete breakdown of the 2020 NALP / LICT Test, go to the LICH web site
LICT Test Registration and Information  Page

The LICT test is available right now at the NALP web site; https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/LP/LP/Certification/Enrollment/Certification_Enrollment.aspx

BUT you may want to study and take classes before registering for the Test! This year’s LICT test is valid for the Employment Training Fund 50% Discount.. That means the Workforce Development Division will be able to pay half of the $545.00 Test Fee and half the $140.00 Retake Fee.

Because of the COVID-19 Stay at Home Policies, check Training for course schedule updates!

If you are planning to apply for ETF for the upcoming classes, or the test, you will need to have ready a Federal ID# and a Department of Labor #-both required.  Classes that are now qualified for ETF funding: Kona LMT Classes (all or individual classes); Irrigation School (Lynnett Tohara, instructor); Maui LICT Training; Oahu LICT Training Program.

Irrigation School is offered at least once a year on the Big Island. The school will be available in August as a Webinar. Notices will be sent out soon. The Webinar will have five two hour webinars which will cover irrigation topics in much greater detail and is intended for the more experienced landscape irrigation professional.

The Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP)

This designation is awarded those landscape business owners and professionals who pass a four-hour written exam that covers all aspects of working in the landscape industry. The exam is divided into five sections: Business; Risk, Law and Contracts; Human Resources and Health / Safety; Interior or Exterior Production / Operation and Horticulture; and Sales, Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations.

 Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician (formerly CLT-I)

This is a written test, which has the same benefits and goals as the Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician, but meeting the needs of the interior plant professional.

LICH will continue to expand and promote certification within the industry so that landscapers are validated for their expertise and the public is made increasingly aware of the value of a professional landscaper.

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