We pay the tuition for you to become a Certified Landscape Professional, you put in the hard work!

NALP (formerly PLANET) is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape and lawn care industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. NALP members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices, and business professionalism.


You will obtain multiple certifications through NALP to further your professional career.

  1. Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician (formerly COLP)
  2. Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager (formerly CTP)
  3. Landscape Industry Certified Technician – Exterior (formerly CLT-E)
  4. Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP)


The Structural Pest Control Act requires licensing of businesses and individuals that perform structural pest control. In order to become a pest control technician or supervisor, you must pass certification exams in your state. Many states require a certain amount of classroom training and the completion of an apprenticeship before you will be eligible to take the exam.


To become a Licensed Irrigator, you must complete the Basic Irrigator training course, submit an application with the appropriate fee, a copy of a certificate showing completion of an approved basic training course, and pass each section of the Irrigator exam (installation, backflow, hydraulics, and design). An approved application is valid for one year for the initial exam and/or three retests, whichever occurs first. If you don’t pass every section the first time you will have multiple opportunities to pass the exam. Any section you do not pass will have to be retaken, but any section you pass will not have to be retaken at your retest. Once you have passed every section, you will be awarded your license number.

To apply to become part of the LUSA Team, contact the recruiting department.

Phone: 512-567-3465
Email: dreambig@lusagroup.com