FNGLA's Certified Landscape Designer (FCLD) program offers a professional designation for practicing Landscape Designers. FNGLA Certified Landscape Designer (FCLD) is the highest level of certification available to Florida's landscape design professionals.
"Residential Landscape Architecture" 5th or 6th Edition by Booth & Hiss. This textbook is available from a variety of sources. It provides guidance on design principle, design application, site design and sustainable landscape design.
Onsite FCLD testing is offered statewide at various times throughout the year, or by appointment at the FNLGLA office, located in Orlando, Florida. See upcoming testing dates here. To apply to take the exam, fill out an online registration form.
Upon successfully completion of the FCHP and FCLD written exams, applicants will then move on to the final element of the FCLD exam process: a plan submittal, which will be reviewed by the FNGLA Certified Landscape Design Judging Committee. See those guidelines here.
Candidates must pass a comprehensive four-part written exam to demonstrate knowledge on landscape design principles.
Each section must be passed with a minimum 70% in order to move on to the plan submittal portion. Exam sections include:
For complete information on FNGLA's certification exam fees, see
Exam Structures & Fees