LIAF CERTIFICATION

Certification as a Landscape Inspector demonstrates a commitment to professional development. Earning this prestigious credential is proof of knowledge and professional training.

To become certified, applicants must meet eligibility criteria, pass a rigorous, comprehensive written exam, and be required to satisfy continuing education standards to maintain certification.

Pride in the distinction as Certified Landscape Inspector is merited. The examination – designed to evaluate applicants’ knowledge and training in 5 domains – isn’t easy but rewarding. You gain increased credibility, recognition and the potential for higher earnings. In addition, many agencies require a Landscape Inspector Certification for bidding work.

Certification is vital in an industry where the law does not require licensure.

Certified Landscape Inspectors help the green industry regulate itself by setting and maintaining professional standards and educating the public.  Certification establishes minimum levels of competency to distinguish qualified, knowledgeable industry professionals. By becoming Certified, individuals demonstrate their voluntary commitment to exemplary skills, abilities, technical practice, and continuing professional development.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • The applicant must be a LIAF member in good standing.
  • The applicant must have a college degree in a related landscape field with two years of practical landscape experience, or the applicant must have a minimum of five years of verifiable practical landscape experience in the landscape industry.
  • Acceptable practical landscape experience includes: working in the landscape industry where knowledge and hands-on performance of landscape plan review, landscape installation, landscape maintenance, irrigation, plant identification, insect identification, grading of landscape material, tree pruning, etc. are daily, hands-on tasks.

EXAM DATES:

* All dates and times are subject to change.

Inquiries: exam@landscapeinspectors.org

APPLICATION:

The completed application should include:

  • LIAF Certification application
  • Resume
  • Three (3) current professional references
  • Payment

This information is considered appropriate and verifiable proof of eligibility and will be strictly reviewed for completeness. The application will not be accepted without providing the above-stated proof of eligibility. Failure to provide specific application information may result in the rejection of the application.

Fee Schedule (dates to be announced)
The exam is $240 and includes study material and links, an online review session, an in-person review day, and one proctored exam. Purchase Orders are not accepted. Checks and Credit cards are accepted. Checks are to be made payable to the Landscape Inspectors Association of Florida. No refunds.

  • Broward County Applications
  • Miami-Dade Applications

Send your completed application to LIAF – Exam 4611 South University Drive, Box 174 Davie, Florida 33328, or complete and scan the application with credit card payment to exam@landscapeinspectors.org.

Once the applicant has been approved, the study docs will be emailed to the candidate. The information you provide below is where all correspondence for the review and exam will be sent. Print clearly and provide complete details.