HERNDON, Va. – The Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program is now available as an online course. Passing this international turf program will earn you and your crew the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager credential.
Previously, this course was only offered as a print-based self-study. The online course allows students to receive access to the web-based course and materials, which include interactive practice quizzes and exercises. While the printed text is not required for the online course, students have the option of purchasing the text for an additional fee.
The course, offered in partnership between PLANET and the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, will continue to be a self-guided study focusing on the principles of warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance and troubleshooting.
“Becoming nationally certified has helped me advance my career and better understand the industry. I've been able to stand out from other operators and our company has profited. We've promoted my lawn care and ornamental certifications – known as Landscape Industry Certified – in bid proposals, which has given us a winning edge. I consider certification through PLANET an essential part of my personal growth and our company's success,” said Skip Thompson, landscape industry certified manager & technician, Tidewater Landscape Management.
Registrants have 12 months from the enrollment date to complete the course and earn their certificate.