Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador

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LANSDAPE HORTICULTURIST APPRENTICESHIP

PROGRAM AND THE RED SEAL EXAM 


​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.

Exam Date: Exams are scheduled by Advanced Education and Skills each month. You will be provided with the date, time and location when you register.

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.

Information about the Landscape Horticulturist Red Seal Trade can be 
found here.

What do I do next?

  1. Complete the Application to be Examined
  2. Complete the Record of Work Experiences. For your record of work experiences, you must complete one form for each employer. Indicate you are a 'trade qualifier' on the document. A journeyperson signature is not required.
  3. Complete the Supporting Affidavit and have it signed by a JP, Commissioner of Oaths or Notary Public. You can find these people at your town hall, lawyers office, financial institution, and in some cases your church. If you cannot identify an individual to sign your affidavit, please contact the LNL office for assistance. 
  4. Mail all three documents and your $150 registration fee to the Department of Advanced Skills & Education and Skills office closest to you. The addresses are located on the bottom of the application to be examined. You will have 60 days from registration to write the exam. 
  5. Advise LNL of your intention to write the exam via email -lnl@landscapenl.com


How do I prepare for the exam?

  1. Download the National Occupational Analysis (NOA), Interprovincial Program Guide and Exam Counselling Sheet. Click here to find these three documents. 
  2. And at the bottom of this page is a library of resources that we've found for you. 
  3. 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

Some practice worksheet homework . These were found on the 
Landscape Horticulture Math 110 website, where you'll find even more information and tips. 

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

 

Job and task specific:

CNLA:
Landscape OnSites - A good summary guide for job tasks

Landscape guidelines (from Landscape Ontario)

Basics of 
Landscape Lighting

Basics of
 Irrigation


 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