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.

This is a national testing program offering certification to landscape professionals in Ornamental and Turf Maintenance, Irrigation and Softscape Installation. Currently offered in 16 states and 4 Canadian provinces, the LICT written and field test seeks to raise the standards of the profession, recognize proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrade the status of individual landscape professionals and provide employers and the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals. LICH also offers three manuals produced by the NALP (formerly PLANET) for self-study to help prepare for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test. NALP (PLANET) Training Manuals are available from your Island LICH Association (HLICA, HILA, KLIC or MALP). To place an order for one or more Training manuals, fill out and submit the Training Manual Request Form at the bottom of this page.

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.

Test Registration F
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LICT Training Manual Order Form

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