FNGLA releases new industry professional certification

The Certified Landscape Irrigation Service Technician is FNGLA's sixth certification.


ORLANDO – The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association has released its newest industry professional certification: the Certified Landscape Irrigation Service Technician (FCLIST).

FCLIST is FNGLA’s sixth industry certification developed for Florida’s nursery, landscape and irrigation professionals. This new hands-on training certification measures skills specific to technicians servicing landscape irrigation systems. The process includes a 400-page manual, nine physical exam stations and one written exam section. 

"Florida's landscape and irrigation professionals are educated, trained and certified to put the right plants in the right places and to deliver the right amounts of water in the right ways,” said Phillip Hisey, chair of FNGLA’s Landscape Division and Director of Landscape Operations at Colen Built Development in Ocala, Florida. "Professionally designed, installed and maintained landscapes can achieve significant water efficiencies and savings without sacrificing beautiful landscapes on residential and commercial properties."

Rollout of the new FCLIST training and exams began in late January and will be conducted at many of FNGLA’s six certification exam sites throughout Florida. FNGLA can also bring the FCLIST directly to landscape irrigation firms to train their personnel. More than 3,000 FNGLA certifications are currently held by Florida nursery and landscape professionals.