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Lawn and Gardening Service Owners

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Certification is not required, but many lawn and garden service owners choose to earn professional certifications from the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The network offers the following certification designations: landscape industry certified manager, landscape industry certified interior technician, landscape industry certified technician–exterior, landscape industry certified horticultural technician, landscape industry certified lawn care manager, and landscape industry certified lawn care technician national. Depending on the certification, applicants must pass a multiple-choice examination or a hands-on field test.

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