Alabama Certified Landscape Professional
The Alabama Certified Landscape Professional Program (ALCLP),
based on the program developed in Georgia by the Georgia Green Industry Association and the University of Georgia, offers landscape professionals the opportunity to be recognized as the
"best in their field" by mastering the Alabama Certified Landscape Professional test. Successfully used in Georgia since 1993, the program here is in its infancy, and marketing
materials for those who pass the program are available to help you announce your achievement to your client base.
All landscapers in the State of Alabama are required to have two licenses - Setting of Landscape Plants (SLP), and / or Ornamental Turf and Pest Control (OTPS). Successfully testing for these two licenses illustrates a basic proficiency in the field. The ALCLP, administered as a joint project of the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is a voluntary testing program that acknowledges those in the landscape profession who are willing to test their skills at the next level: to show to themselves, their colleagues and their customers that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of job skills required to be successful in the industry.
All state plant setters and design tests are still required to be in the profession. The ALCLP exam cannot be taken in lieu of the Alabama state-required licensing exams.