Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador

Achieving excellence in the delivery of services and products across all sectors of the horticultural industry since 1992!

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s national Landscape Horticulture Certification Program, is offered in collaboration with provincial nursery and landscape associations. The Landscape Horticulture Certification Program ensures that professionals from across Canada comply with current standards and industry best practices. Certification is available for Technicians, Landscape Designers, and Managers. The CNLA and LNLHA are pleased to bring this new and improved certification program, structured to maintain high certification standards and streamlined to be more convenient and accessible.

  • 100% Canadian owned and operated
  • Aligned with Red Seal Occupational Standards
  • Emphasizes safety and safe practices
  • Technician hands-on practicals delivered through VALID-8, a world-class web-based solution
  • Written tests delivered through Mettl, an online examination system with live proctoring features​
  • Option to transition previously earned designations

​For more information about the program CLICK HERE

The CLS is an indispensable tool to the success of any landscape project that is designed, built and maintained to this nationally recognized standard. 

Good planning, building and maintenance of gardens and spaces is critical to protecting your investment in green infrastructure from the roots up. 

The Canadian Landscape Standard is a resource which defines good landscape construction practices. It should be used by land developers, parks staff, landscape architects, landscape contractors and the building industry. 

Members of the CSLA and CNLA receive a free subscription to the CLS as a part of their membership. If you have not received an email with the download link, please contact for information on how to receive your copy. 

For more information about the Canadian Landscape Standards CLICK HERE



Landscape Horticulturist is a Red Seal designated trade in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Landscape  Horticulturist Interprovincial Red Seal Exam is available for qualified candidates. Individuals who successfully complete the exam will have the Red Seal endorsement on their certificate and are permitted to work in all jurisdictions across Canada without further training or examination.

What are the benefits of becoming a certified Journeyperson?

The Landscape Horticultural Apprenticeship Program is new to this province - a critical mass of qualified journeypersons are needed in order to support a program.  In order to indenture (hire) apprentices interested companies must have one (or more) journeypersons to supervise and verify on-the-job learning.  

Remember that companies hiring apprentices can access substantial financial benefits offered by both the Federal and Provincial Governments!

What are Journeypersons?

• Are highly trained and qualified with developed skills and competencies that meet industry standards
• Are safer, which results in reduced compensation costs and leads to reduced insurance costs for the company some employers because insurance companies. 
• Are more knowledgeable and productive, maintaining high standards and quality on the job, which increases product or service, customer satisfaction and business reputation 
• Can use their credentials as a marketing tool to customers to show them it is better to conduct business with a company that employs quality certified journeypersons

​Information for owner/operators and their senior staff 

Total Red Seal Endrosed Journeypersons in NL - 9. Join the group and register to write the exam today!

I don't need all this info. Just tell me, how do I register for the exam? And what should I study?

This is your place for information about journeypersons, trade qualifiers, apprenticeship, funding and

preparing to write the Red Seal exam. If the answer to your question is not here, please let us know so

we can add the information.

Landscape Horticulturist is a Red Seal designated trade in Newfoundland and Labrador and the

Landscape Horticulturist Interprovincial Red Seal Exam is available for qualified candidates. Individuals

who successfully complete the exam will have the Red Seal endorsement on their certificate and are

permitted to work in all jurisdictions across Canada without further training or examination.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Click here for a list of Employer and Apprentice Incentives that are available for Apprenticeship Training.

How do I prepare for the exam?

If you haven't studied for an exam in a while, the Examination Study Guide or these tips to prepare for an interprovincial exam may be helpful. 

What is on the exam?

Exam questions are multiple choice and are drawn from the subtasks and key competencies found in the NOA. 
Here are some sample questions to give you some idea about how the exam is formatted. 

More frequently asked questions.

Study Materials

The following links provide an excellent set of study materials.

Interprovincial Guide - The perfect study guide! Plant Identification Lists can be found here: Level 1 - Plant Lists on pg 31-32; Level 2 - pg  41; Level 3 - pg  61. We have compiled them and added additional info for you in this document. 

Do the Math:

Area and Volume Formula for geometrical figures

Surface Area and Volume Formulas for Figures

This is a link to an online book “
Math for Horticulture” 

Job and task specific:

Landscape OnSites - A good summary guide for job tasks

Landscape guidelines (from Landscape Ontario)

Basics of 
Landscape Lighting

Basics of

 Plant Specific:

Canada Plants database and plant related information

Biology of Plants 

Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock

Effective Growing Degree Days procedure

Insect and Disease ID

Insect and Disease Control on Ornamental Plants

Insect and Disease Control on Lawns

Insect and Disease Control on Fruit

An Integrated Approach to Successful Gardening

Safety and other legislation:

The Occupational Health and Safety Explanation Guide has links to pertinent information