Questions and Answers about Becoming a NH Certified Landscape Professional

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING CERTIFIED?

  • Education in many areas of landscaping including plant identification, current methods and ideas, policies and professionalism.
  • A better professional image in the eyes of the customer through the use of the NHLA Certified Landscape Professional logo.
  • Separate listings of Certified Professionals in the NHLA directory, the website and flyers.
  • A professional advantage on bid work
  • Personal growth

HOW DO I BECOME CERTIFIED?

Step 1: You need to take an exam, which is based on the NHLA Certification Manual.

The exam is held annually the first Saturday in March.

Step 2: Download and Complete the Application and Code of Ethics.
Step 3: Mail your Application, Code of Ethics and exam fee ($100 for NHLA members; $125 for non-members; the fee for taking one part of the exam is $50 for members and $65 for non-members) to:

NHLA Certification Committee
c/o Patty Laughlin
PO Box 253
Epping, NH 03042

The exam is given at the Thompson School, UNH, 9 am to 1:30 pm. See schedule at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions, please contact the NHLA Certification Coordinator, Patty Laughlin, 603-303-0179, patty@loraxlandscaping.com

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?
All the exam questions come directly from the manual so a comprehensive study of the manual is highly recommended. There will be evening review sessions before the exam is held. Please contact Patty Laughlin or check out our website for a review session schedule and registration.

WHERE DO I PURCHASE A MANUAL?
Manuals, as .pdf files on a thumb drive, are included in your certification application fee. If you would like to receive a manual without registering for the exam they can be purchased by sending a check for $25.00, made payable to NHLA to: Patty Laughlin, NHLA Certification Coordinator, Lorax Landscaping, PO Box 253, Epping, NH 03042

HOW OFTEN DO I RENEW MY CERTIFICATION?
Information on renewal

MARCH EXAM SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 9:15  Registration  Putnam 5
9:15 - 10:15  Identification Exam  Greenhouse 116A
10:15 - 10:30  Break  Putnam 5
10:30 - 12:00  Written Exam  Putnam 5
12:00 - 1:00  Exams Corrected  Putnam 5
1:00 PM  Results given out  Putnam 5