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Certain resources can be ordered from the LCB office:
Exam Resource Material Order Form (English) (Spanish)
The Candidate Information Bulletin contains helpful information on PSI's policies and procedures. It contains a breakdown of each section of the exam, including subcategories, number of questions, time limit and study material. The bulletin also has information regarding:
Candidate Information Bulletin - English
Candidate Information Bulletin - Spanish Boletin Informativo Para Candidatos
To get started, submit an application to the LCB to take the exam. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with information regarding testing materials and next steps. This will include your candidate ID number. With this number, you can register with PSI to take the exam.
If your application is not approved, you will receive a letter requesting further documentation.
The written exam is provided by PSI. After you are approved by the LCB and receive your candidate ID number, contact PSI to schedule your exam appointment.
Please take time to read how to become licensed. This provides you with a step by step licensing process.
The traditional written exam is provided by PSI. Contact PSI to schedule your exam appointment at: 800-733-9267 or online at www.psiexams.com.
PSI offers both the traditional written exams and the mini written exams for the Electronic Exam Option.
What exams you need to take to obtain each license phase:
Irrigation & Backflow Only:
Arborist (ISA certified):
The Board now accepts the National Association of Landscape Professional's (NALP) Exterior Technician Certification in lieu of several sections of the LCB's traditional exam.The Exterior Technician exam sections accepted by the LCB are:
Study Materials - OLCA/ NALP has study materials available to purchase for the Exterior Technician exam. The LCB provides a listing of recommended resource materials for the exams through PSI: (English) (Spanish)
No. Passing the exam allows you to become a licensed landscape construction professional. However, to begin work, you must be employed by or own a licensed landscape contracting business (see business license application packet).
You will need to pay the initial license fee, which is $170. This is an annual license fee.
Besides a landscape construction professional license, you also need a landscape contracting business license and possibly a local business license if you plan to start your own business.
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