September 15, 2017
The Lawn Care Technician exam is the most recent addition to the Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) designation. Administered by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), it is the only exam under the CLT umbrella that does not require a practical component. It consists of 100 multiple choice questions that are directly linked to all aspects of lawn care. The exam focuses on turfgrass, weed, pest and disease identification, application techniques, pest control strategies and basic sales and customer communications, just to name a few.

Because the exam is written only, it can be accommodated at any time that works best for a challenger’s schedule. Each province will host a written test opportunity each month. The Lawn Care Technician designation is great if you are working toward company accreditation, as it requires a certain ratio of your staff must have CLT status. If your company provides lawn care services, this designation is a great way to get staff certified without the need for a practical component.

To learn more, or to download a registration form, visit the Landscape Industry Certification website. If you have questions, the Professional Development staff at the CNLA office are available at