Landscape Technician

FCLT

FNGLA Certified Landscape Technician

What is FCLT?

FNGLA's Certified Landscape Technician (FCLT) program is a hands-on certification designed to measure the skills of practicing landscape installation technicians.

  • Targets employees of landscape contracting; design/build; installation firms; and state, county and municipal government employees.
  • One year of prior industry work experience is required
  • Although recommended, no prior training is required.
  • Valid for a three-year period. Requires 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain this certification.

Manual

The FNGLA Landscape Installation Manual is a useful study guide for the FCLT exam. It provides information on the specifications and procedures for the exam, but is also a useful tool for the landscape industry. 

  • Cost - $35 for FNGLA members, $50 for nonmembers

FCLT Materials

FCLT-Handbook

FCLT Manual

FCL-installation-manual

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Study Help

  • FNGLA's plant identification site contains flashcards, and other study materials to help you prepare to take your FNGLA certification exam. The site is located at: www.fnglaplantid.com

Training

Trainings are available at a variety of locations across the state. For more information, check out FNGLA's event calendar.

 Testing

Onsite FCLT testing is offered statewide at various times throughout the year. See upcoming testing dates here.

Registration is required 30 days prior to scheduled exam. To apply to take the exam, fill out an online registration form.

About the FCLT Exam

FNGLA's FCLT exam is a day-long exam. Each FCLT field exam section must be passed with a minimum 70% in order to earn the FCLT certification. The exam encompasses the following field exam sections:

  • Plant ID
  • Plan Layout
  • Tree Installation
  • Pruning
  • Palm Banding & Propping
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Irrigation
  • Equipment Operation
  • Job Evaluation

Exam Fees

$225 for FNGLA members and $350 for nonmembers.

For complete information on FNGLA's certification exam fees, see Exam Structures & Fees.

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