Horticulturist, Landscape

"Landscape Horticulturist" means a person who selects, handles and utilizes trees, shrubs and ornamental plants and turf grass for the design, development and maintenance of public and private landscaping spaces. Prepares soil, plants, cultivates, prunes and irrigates to maintain plant vigor. Controls plant pests utilizing appropriate integrated pest management techniques.

Program Updates:

The exam weighting charts are available for the Foundation and Levels 1, 2, 3, and show the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 178.96 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 731.29 KB)
  • Foundation Profile
  • Describes the training that can be taken to learn more about the trade before becoming an apprentice
  • Download(PDF 139.06 KB)
  • Foundation Outline
  • Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 372 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 453.74 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 47.86 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 144.8 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 89.39 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 140.04 KB)