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National Certification

Landscape Industry Certified

National Certification Gives You an Edge!

Certification is an important part of any landscape company. A Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) Technician is a landscape professional who has been certified through a national testing program licensed to state organizations and developed by National Association of Landscape Professionals.

ONLA partners with the Ohio Landscapers Association (OLA) and the Ohio State University's Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) to bring this program to Ohio.

Landscape contractor supervisors, foremen, and field technicians who are certified as Landscape Industry Certified are recognized as qualified professionals. This can mean better wages and enhanced profits as the public becomes more aware of the benefits of doing business with a certified professional. National certification gives companies a way of meeting increased consumer demand for professional landscaping.

Ohio's program now has five specializations: Irrigation, Hardscape Installation, Softscape Installation, Turf Maintenance & Ornamental Maintenance.

Learn more:

For further information about the Landscape Industry Certified program, to order study manuals, or to register for the exams, contact the Business Training & Educational Services at Ohio State ATI at (330) 287-7511.


2019 Exam Schedule

Written tests

  • Apr 18 – OLA, Broadview Heights
  • Aug 7 – OSU ATI, Wooster


Full Test (Hands-on and Written)

  •  Thursday, August 8, 2019  (Ohio State ATI, Wooster)


Download the 2019 Registration Form


Please note: The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently announced changes to the Landscape Industry Certified – Technician Exterior (LIC-T) program. On May 1, 2019, the hands-on components of the technician certification exam will be eliminated. The exam will be revised and administered completely online. More information from NALP will be available soon.


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