The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals elevates the professional standards and business success of its members through education , certification , advocacy , and networking .
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MCLP Program Celebrates 30 Years
The Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professionals ( MCLP ) program is celebrating its 30th specialized knowledge inherent in all who earn
on best management practices , diverse skills , and
year ! Since it ’ s inception in 1993 , hundreds of and maintain their MCLP designation . Consumers landscape professionals have earned the MCLP understands that working with MCLPs will help credential . ensure longer lasting and higher value properties .
Why Certification Matters
At a time when hiring is one of our industry ’ s biggest challenges , and employees come and go , the
On the job day-to-day , most MCLPs specialize in specific areas of landscape management and MCLP designation is a standard of excellence that maintenance – perhaps it is landscape design , clearly demonstrates a long-term commitment to hardscape installation , plant health care or fine the industry . gardening . The MCLP credential shows that the
Certification matters for individuals because certified professional has a broad foundation achieving the MCLP designation often means a of industry knowledge . Employers and clients promotion and a raise – it also increases professional confidence and expertise . feel confident hiring an MCLP because of their wide-ranging skills and knowledge . For example , although an MCLP may not work with turfgrass Who Should Take the MCLP Exam ? each day , they can be reliably consulted on the At the program ’ s inception in 1993 , most people topic . They will know the right questions to ask and who earned their MCLP were company owners . how to guide a team to a solution .
That ’ s changed significantly in recent years . Nowadays , MCLPs are landscape professionals
Certification matters to the industry because it who wear many hats in their organization and need elevates the landscape profession with its focus the knowledge to do so successfully . Often , they