The California Landscape Contractors Association is continually developing educational programs to keep its members at the forefront of industry knowledge and craftsmanship. The association currently offers two certification programs: Landscape Industry Certified Technician and Certified Water Manager .
LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN
The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program 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.
The Landscape Industry Certified Technician program (formerly called Certified Landscape Technician, or CLT) is part of the National Association of Landscape Professionals' Landscape Industry Certified brand name.
CERTIFIED WATER MANAGER (CWM)
The California Landscape Contractors Association’s Water Management Certification Program helps the green industry reduce landscape water usage by certifying individuals through performance-based water budgeting. This unique program carries the WaterSense label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is also approved for continuing education units by NALP (formerly PLANET), the Irrigation Association and the International Association of Arboriculture.