About Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist
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Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist

The Retail Horticulturist evaluation and designation is available for the retail garden centre sector.

What can Landscape Industry Certified do for me?
By providing professional recognition and wide skill set needed to those individuals in the horticultural industries who have demonstrated a high level of competence in the profession, the Technician/Retail Horticulturist program:

  • Raises the professional standards of individuals working within the ornamental horticultural industry.
  • Improves performance within the profession by encouraging participation in a continuing program of professional development.
  • Provides the public with a means of identifying qualified horticultural professionals.
  • Assists employees by giving them improved employment opportunities and options while encouraging their professional growth.
  • Assists employers in hiring qualified professional teams thereby improving the quality of work, training, wages, employee retention and company loyalty.

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