Landscape Industry Accredited Company
Price Landscaping is proud to be the 1st in Atlantic Canada to earn the Landscape Industry Accredited Company Seal of Approval! The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the National Association of Landscape Professionals have developed the Landscape Industry Accredited Company program to recognize lawn and landscape companies for their commitment to excellence through Certification.
Landscape Industry Certified Program
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape and horticulture associations representing over 3,800 members in the landscape, retail garden centre, and nursery sectors. CNLA, with the Provincial Associations, develop programs, undertake initiatives, and form alliances to achieve sustainable prosperity for members and stakeholders. A prosperous, professional and ethical industry that is recognized, valued, and utilized by the public, as a result of the environmental, economic, and life-style benefits provided by our members’ products and services.
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association provides training and qualifications to industry members through the Landscape Industry Certified designation. Specialties include Manager, Designer, Technician, and Retail Horticulturist – certifications that are highly regarded throughout the industry.
The Landscape Industry Certified Program ensures that professionals from across Canada comply with current standards and industry best practices.
Landscape Industry Certified shows a commitment to best practices. The CNLA certification program continuously seeks to align itself with the certification industry’s best practices as defined by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) standards. NCCA is the accrediting body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA).
Red Seal Program
The Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. Formally known as the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program, it sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespersons across Canada. Tradespersons who meet the Red Seal standards receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificates.
The Program was created following the first National Conference on Apprenticeship in Trades and Industries, which was held Ottawa in 1952. Participants recommended that the provinces and territories ask the federal government to work with their apprenticeship committees and officials to prepare analyses of skilled trades.
Over the years, the program has evolved. Today, it is a forum for interjurisdictional collaboration in support of developing a certified, highly skilled and mobile trades workforce in Canada.
The Landscape Horticulturists profession is included in the Red Seal program along with other trades in Canada. Obtaining a Red Seal endorsement acknowledges a Landscape Horticulturists journeyperson’s competence and quality workmanship.
Dalhousie University Managed Landscapes Program
Dalhousie University is internationally known and is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting students from around the world. Located Nova Scotia, the university blends world-class academic programs with leading-edge research.
The university’s Horticulture Diploma of Technology, now known as Managed Landscapes program is a fully approved Certified Horticultural Technician integrated educational program. The program is recognized by the International Certification Council (ICC) and the Certification Committee of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA). Successful completion of this program can also obtain international recognition as a Certified Horticultural Technician.