2013 award winner The Landscape Design Sector Group, newly formed under the administration of Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, founded the Landscape Industry Certified Designer designation as a way to establish a high standard of excellence for the landscape design profession. This provides landscape designers with a valid way to communicate their professional status to their clients.

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) administers and markets this certification designation nationally, continuing to uphold the standards set by the Landscape Design Sector Group.

A Landscape Industry Certified Designer designation provides you with a means of proving to your clients that you not only have the necessary education and industry experience, but also that you have written and passed an industry test proving a high degree of proficiency as a landscape designer.

Why certification and why now?
With the current popularity of landscape and gardening in society, landscape designers find it increasingly difficult in today’s market to position themselves as professionals with a high degree of competence and knowledge. The certification process verifies the skill of qualified individuals, elevates the value of the landscape design process and the professional stature of landscape designers.

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