Growing a New Crop of Landscapers

  • 28 September 2018
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Growing a New Crop of Landscapers

The Waimanalo Research Station hosted the 2018 Oahu Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) Program exam on September 22. The LICT certification is a national testing program administered by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, currently offered in 28 states and several Canadian provinces. In Hawai‘i, the LICT program is administered jointly by the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii (LICH) and Hawaii Landscape and Irrigation Contractors Association (HLICA). The 2018 Oahu LICT program concluded with the practice exam in Waimanalo, where approximately 40 landscapers planted trees and performed many other tasks required in the profession. The Exterior Certification consists of four modules: Turf Maintenance; Ornamental Maintenance; Irrigation; and Softscape Installation. Representing CTAHR, Zhiqiang Cheng (PEPS) was one of the exam judges.