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!
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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?
How do I prepare for the exam?
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.
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
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