Many people enjoy working with flowers and landscaping, but haven’t had the opportunity to go to college to study horticulture. However, there are ways you can get the training you need to add to your natural talent and experience so that you can become an industry-certified landscape technician.
Start by joining the Landscape Contractors Association (LCA)after which you’ll be able to investigate the Landscape Industry Technician certification program. If you get certified, you will enhance your skills, investing in your future career.
There are certain things you need to do in order to qualify to take the final certification test:
Have hands-ons landscaping experience. Over 4,000 hours worth.
Complete a 2- or 4-year industry degree as well as work 2,000 hours as a landscaper.
Have an industry degree, complete an internship program, and work 1,000 hours as a landscaper.
Next, in order to complete your certification, you will be required to pass a comprehensive exam. You’ll be assisted when doing so however. You can register for two Saturday day-long classes that include both lectures and hands-on practice designed to help you successfully complete the exam. Check out the test registration dates, and make sure to get your registration packet returned on time. You’ll have plenty of time to review a study guide and the exam booklet if you sign up fast enough.
You’ll find many different problems on the test such as hardscape and softscape installation and turn and ornamental maintenance. You have to complete all of the problems as well as turn in a sample maintenance or installation landscaping project.
Don’t be discouraged after reading all of these requirements. After you join the LCA, you’ll get the guidance you need to pass. You’ll be able to find higher-paying jobs in the industry as your skills progress. There are also additional programs you can enroll in such as landscape designer and architect. By gaining new skills from the program, you will turn one of your main hobbies into a profitable career.Doc No.azlcssaeh-sdgfhkl