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.
In the State of Alabama, if you are treating turf & ornamentals with pesticides and/or are installing plant materials for a fee, you are required to have state issued regulator licenses issued by the Alabama Department of Agriculture. They are the categories of 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, and they allows you to purchase the related Professional Services and Nursery Dealer Permits.
The ALCLP, administered as a joint project of the Alabama Nursery and
Landscape Association and Alabama Extension, 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 required plant setters (SLP), ornamental & turf pest control (OTPS) and landscape design (LD) tests are still required to be in the profession. The ALCLP exam cannot be taken in lieu of the Alabama state-required licensing exams.