LICT-E Written & Hands On Exam
(available for retake candidates only)


Friday, July 26, 2019
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clackamas Community College - Oregon City, OR


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!


The National Association of Landscape Professionals' Landscape Industry Certified Technician — Exterior Test is an international, hands-on testing program administered by the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association (OLCA). It recognizes proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrades the status of the landscape professional, and provides the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals.


Changes to the Test         OLCA 2019 Test Exam Dates      Study Guides

Recertification           About the Test


CHANGES TO THE LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN-EXTERIOR TEST Changes to the Landscape Industry Certified Technician-Exterior Test

In 2017, NALP announced changes for Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Program.  Currently, the Landscape Industry Certified Technician-Exterior test is given via a written and hands-on testing method that is delivered by 15 state licensee partners. The test is not available in the other 35 states, making it expensive and difficult for every landscape professional to get a Technician-Exterior certification. After extensive review, a panel of experts deemed it necessary to remove the barriers to access and make the testing readily available to everyone.  

Beginning January 1, 2020, the Landscape Industry Certified Technician-Exterior test will be available online through the National Association of Landscape Professionals, enabling you or your employees to access it from anywhere. There will no longer be a physical hands-on test.

What Does This Mean for You?

  • If you are in the process of getting your certification, check the testing schedule in the state where you plan to take the written and hands-on test to ensure that you can complete the testing by December 13, 2019.
  • Beginning January 1, 2020, you can take the Landscape Industry Certified Technician-Exterior test online.
  • The new online test will be based on the same material as the current test.

OLCA 2019 EXAM DATES (available for retake candidates only)

OLCA Landscape Industry Certified Technician Exterior Test - Written & Hands On
Friday, July 26, 2019
Clackamas Community College -  Oregon City, OR
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!


STUDY GUIDES

DUE TO THE TEST CHANGE, OLCA IS NO LONGER SELLING THE CERTIFICATION STUDY GUIDES THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.  PLEASE PURCHASE DIRECTLY THROUGH NALP:  https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/nalp/Store/Categories/CertificationEducation.aspx


RECERTIFICATION INFORMATION

As a Landscape Industry Certified professional you already recognize the relevance and importance of certification. Recertification is how you continue to grow, adapt and evolve to meet and set the standards for the industry. Your recertification helps to advance the landscape industry.  Click here for more information regarding recertification.

ABOUT THE TEST

What is Certification?

Certification is an international hands-on testing program administered by the Oregon Landscape contractors Association that seeks to recognize proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrade the status of the landscape professional, and provide the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals.

OLCA has partnered with NALP  to offer five Module Tests in Installation, Maintenance, and Irrigation.To become a Landscape Industry Certified Technician, a candidate must pass one of the five module tests.

  • Softscape Installation
    Softscape Installation demonstrates knowledge by successfully installing plant materials.

  • Hardscape Installation
    Hardscape Installation demonstrates competence by installing hardscapes.

  • Turf Maintenance
    Passing the Turf Maintenance tests show that a person has the skills to maintain Turf in a professional manner.

  • Ornamental Maintenance
    Passing the Ornamental Maintenance tests show that a person has the skills to maintain Ornamental plants in a professional manner.

  • Irrigation
    Passing the Irrigation test demonstrates that a person has the skills to install and maintain an irrigation system and understands the fundamentals of water management.
Developed and organized by the California Landscape Contractors Association's Certification Committee, the exam was first administered in 1983. In 1994, NALP purchased rights to the exam and began to offer it to state associations for their members. Since 1993, over 500 Oregon Landscape Professionals have been certified through the OLCA test.

Click below to view video of the OLCA Certification Test Day