October 15, 2009
Beginning in January of 2010, big changes are coming to the certification program under a new brand name, Landscape Industry Certified.

The decision affects both American and Canadian members of the horticulture industry. It was a joint effort by CNLA and PLANET in the U.S. to align the new brand name, in hopes of making it more recognizable to consumers.

CHT, CLD, and CLP will now all be called Landscape Industry Certified, with no acronym.

“People can still use the letters (with some slight changes) behind their names,” says Julia Ricottone, CNLA’s certification coordinator. “Announcements and other details are in the works and will come out soon. We’re just working to make the message clear about why these changes are happening, and how they will benefit the program and everyone who is certified.” 

Caption: New certification logo