Certifications & Licenses
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) licensesd the Landscape Industry Certified Manager (formerly CLP) program. The Landscape Industry Certified Manager is tested in the areas of corporate financial management, exterior production/operations and horticulture, interior production/operations and horticulture, human resources, leadership and corporate citizenship, marketing and sales management, risk, law and contracts, and strategic planning.
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) licensesd the Landscape Industry Certified Technician (formerly CLT) program and has elected to offer Common Core with modules in Softscape Installation, Hardscape Installation, Turf Maintenance, Ornamental Maintenance and Irrigation. Being a Landscape Industry Certified Technician assures you of our dedication to professionalism, provides us with national recognition for our landscape skills, registers our company as an employer of Certified Landscape Technicians and creates opportunities for career advancement in the industry.
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) licensesd the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician (formerly CTP) program. Being a Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician gives the beginning lawn care or landscape contractor a foundation for understanding lawn and grounds management in the northern United States.
Managing or working with a nursery, landscape or garden center business requires in-depth knowledge of plant growth and maintenance, landscape design and installation and retail operations. The PCH program, established by the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA), is a formal way for the landscape or nursery professional to test this knowledge and gain professional credibility. Those that reach this goal are then designated as a PCH.
The Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester is needed by administrative authorities throughout North America to assure that installed backflow prevention assemblies continue to protect the drinking water. The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) Certification Committee (previously know as the Training Committee or the Training and Education Committee) completed the task of establishing criteria for what a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester needs to know. Once a person has been trained, an examination protocol had to be developed to verify the applicant’s knowledge against need to know criteria. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate their ability to test and diagnose the operation of the different types of backflow prevention assemblies.
Pennsylvania has adopted additional consumer protection laws beneficial to homeowners. Contractors performing residential improvements must be registered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General under Act 132 (Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act). We are pleased to announce our registration number, PA8613. Consumers can call 1-888-520-6680 or visit the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s website to verify whether a contractor is registered with the Attorney General’s Office.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) defines a pesticide application business as a government entity or commercial establishment engaged in the application of pesticides and meeting the definition of a public or commercial applicator. This includes individual operators that meet the definition a of a commercial or public applicator.
Businesses must be licensed to apply general or restricted use pesticides. A license must be obtained indicating the certification category in which the business makes applications. The business must, at all times, employ an applicator certified for each category in which it intends to make a pesticide application.