Professional Certifications

Certifications improve your personal marketability and delivery of professional excellence. There are many certification programs for green industry professionals.

State of Georgia

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Certification

University of Georgia

Georgia Certified Landscape Professional

  • This program is designed for managers and technicians in both the landscape installation and maintenance businesses. It is a self-study course with both written and hands-on examinations. The program is administered through the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture.

Georgia Certified Plant Professional

Principles of Turfgrass Management Certificate

UGA SuperCrew

Landscape Industry Fundamentals Training (LIFT) Certificate

  • This new certificate program from UGA Extension/GA Center for Urban Ag will begin in Fall 2023. Cost and website to be advised.

Getting the Best of Pests Webinar Series

Georgia Green Landscape Stewards Certification

 Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program

Sports Turfgrass Management

National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)

Landscape Management Certificate

Landscape Technician Certification

Business Manager Certification

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Certified Arborist

 Irrigation Association

Certified Irrigation Auditor  | Certified Irrigation Contractor

Sports Field Management Association

Certified Sports Field Manager

Golf Course Superintendents Association

Certified Golf Course Superintendent

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

  • LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
  • Learn more about LEED
  • LEED certification
  • About the US Green Building Council

Southeast Regional Certifications