FNGLA Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician

What is FCLMT?

FNGLA's Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician (FCLMT) program is designed to measure the skills of practicing landscape maintenance technicians. This certification relies heavily on the Green Industries Best Management Practices.

-Targets employees of landscape maintenance firms and state, county and municipal government employees.

- One year of prior industry work experience is required.

- Although recommended, no prior training is required.

-Valid for a three-year period.

- Requires 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain this certification.


The FNGLA Landscape Maintenance Manual is a useful study guide for the FCLMT exam. It provides information on the specifications and procedures.


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Onsite FCLMT testing is offered at various times throughout the year. See upcoming testing dates here.

Prior registration is required 30 days prior to scheduled exam. To apply to take the exam, fill out an online registration form.

About the FCLMT Exam

FNGLA's FCLMT exam is a one-day exam which encompasses the following field exam sections:

  • Plant ID
  • Pest Management
  • Fertilization
  • Truck & Trailer
  • Irrigation
  • Pruning
  • Site Evaluation
  • Turf Management

Each FCLMT field exam section must be passed with a minimum 70% in order to earn the FCLMT certification.

Exam Fees

$200 for FNGLA members and $350 for nonmembers. 

For complete information on FNGLA's certification exam fees, see Exam Structures & Fees