To earn the designation with regular requirements, candidates must:
Have six years pertinent landscape design experience. (1-4 years must be post-secondary related education)
Successfully pass all 6 sections of the written certification examination with a minimum grade of 70% per section.
Submit a portfolio of three landscape projects, developed following the portfolio submission guidelines, for review by the regional/provincial portfolio review committee.
Written Exam Sections
Grading & Drainage
Candidates who do not achieve 70% in any section(s) will re-write only those sections.
Candidates submit a Landscape Design portfolio of 3 projects in which they played the key design role. Each project should meet criteria in the Portfolio Submission Guidelines. The portfolio is judged by a committee of academic, design/build members of CNLA or CSLA and a representative of the provincial/regional certification committee.
Sample Portfolio Submission
Submit portfolios to:
Canada Nursery Landscape Association
Attn: Professional Development
7856 Fifth Line South
Milton, ON L9T 2X8
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