The decision of the CNLA and industry stakeholders to launch a new, Canadian Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) test has created much confusion and miscommunication throughout the industry and among members. This update is to keep members informed of the ongoing development of a new CLT test, effective January 2020.

Notes of importance:

  • The aim is to have a Canadian-owned and controlled test that is more streamlined and accessible.
  • This new test will not affect other LIC designations
  • Tests will remain aligned with Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS)
  • Equivalency tests will be developed to ensure seamless transition of in-progress candidates
  • If you begin certification in the remainder of 2019 testing will transition into the new Canadian CLT test
  • LIC Members are still required to maintain certification by submitting 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every 2 years
  • If you were certified in Canada and have kept up your certification you will automatically be grandfathered into the new program

If your certification has lapsed, the CNLA wants to give you one last chance to renew. Recertify now to avoid taking the new test.

The current CLT test will continue for 2019 and is being offered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University June 14 & 15, 2019 and October 4 & 5, 2019.

For more information on the new CLT test and what it means for you, click here to review the CNLA Spring 2019 News Brief found on page 11.

Watch your inbox! The BCLNA will continue to update members as information becomes available.