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

This Written and Hands-on Test will only be available until the end of 2019. Staring in 2020, to become an LICT, a candidate will take a test on a computer that will include both the present written test AND the hands-on test components!  The Hawaii Certification Committee is presently considering including the hands-on component of the present test as part of the LICT Training classes and offering a Certificate of Completion for those who demonstrate proficiency in the hands-on section of the class.

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.

The LICT test is available right now at the NALP web site;

BUT you may want to study and take classes before registering for the Test! Also, LICH will be adding the computer only test to our Employment Training Fund Matrix. 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. This process will take a month or so to become available. Be patient; we will be in touch when ETF is available for the test.

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. Class dates to be announced soon.

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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Click here for a list of all landscapers who have ever achieved certification in Hawaii