April 1, 2020

Landscape Horticulture Certification program launched

The Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA) recently launched a revamped nursery and landscape certification program for all of Canada. The new Landscape Horticulture Certification Program is guaranteed to deliver technical certifications to ensure Red Seal occupational standards for landscape horticulture are upheld nation-wide. The new program is also fully Canadian-owned, and streamlined to be more convenient and accessible.

CNLA partnered with provincial nursery and landscape associations to introduce the new program across the country. Individuals who were certified under previous programs will be awarded equivalent designations. Appropriate documentation and proof of certification will also be issued under the new program.

A live pilot of a web-based testing platform is currently underway and will inform guidelines for the resumption of hands-on practical testing for the technician exams later this spring. Under the new program, written tests will be delivered for the landscape manager, technician and designer designations through Valid-8, a web-based software that allows candidates to submit evidence to prove their competencies.

Candidates who wish to find out more about written exams may contact the professional development team at CNLA via certification@cnla-acpp.ca or 905-875-1399.