by Drew Roberts, CPCU, ARM | 4 Comments »
The FNGLA Certified Landscape Technician (FCLT) program is designed to measure the skills of practicing landscape installation technicians. This program serves as a means to train employees, recognize their achievement and raise the standards of working professionals within Florida’s landscape industry. It is provided by the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). FCLT is offered as a stand-alone certification and marketed to the landscape industry as an employee training, recognition and advancement program. This hands-on, multi-language approach to certification is designed for the true landscaoe installation technician.
FCLT certification is valid for a three-year period. During that time, an FCLT is required to earn 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to renew.
Certification is a great way to distinguish yourself as a knowledgeable landscape professional. It provides a set of standards developed, maintained and administered by industry. These standards establish a minimum level of competency for professional members of the industry. Certification is voluntary and helps regulate the industry by providing a means by which consumers can identify industry members who have demonstrated their skills and abilities. FNGLA certification provides Florida’s nursery and landscape industry personnel the opportunity to earn professional accreditations distinguishing themselves from others. Other certifications for landscapers include: