Landscaper Certification


The California Native Plant Landscape Curriculum (CNPLC) is a vocational training program designed for landscape professionals. Developed by top California native plant experts, the CNPLC gives students the tools they need to successfully manage CA native plant and CA-friendly gardens. During the pilot phase of this program, the entire nine class curriculum is FREE for professional landscapers and gardeners. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion and learn tools for using their knowledge and skills to promote their business.

If you are interested in participating in this free program, please fill out this short survey.

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The CNPLC pilot project is a collaborative effort between Theodore Payne Foundation, California Native Plant Society, and the US Green Building Council Los Angeles. This project is generously supported by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Community Partnerships Program.