December 12, 2018
landscape industry certifiedLandscape Industry Certified professionals recognize the relevance and importance of certification. Recertification is how those individuals continue to grow, adapt and evolve to both meet and set the standards for the profession.

In order to renew your certification, individuals must show they have kept current in the profession by earning 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years. These credits are tracked by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), and can be obtained by attending seminars or workshops, volunteering for industry events, and judging at certification tests. Speaking, writing and reading books can also count toward CEUs.

Individuals who do not earn 24 CEUs every two years and let their recertification lapse for over a year beyond the recertification date need to rewrite only the written component of the certification, and pay the cost of the full registration fee, in order to have their certified status reinstated.

A number of forms for submitting the various types of recertification credits can be found on the CNLA website at There is a fee of $75 plus HST every two years, plus the submission of CEUs.

For more information, contact the CNLA office at 1-888-446-3499 or email