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Green & Growin’ is the premier one-stop-shop for green industry professionals to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards a number of accreditations. The licenses and certifications for which Green & Growin’ applies to host sessions with qualifying credits are listed below.

North Carolina Licenses & Certifications

NC Pesticide License & Certification

To protect the public health, safety and welfare, and to promote continued environmental quality by minimizing and managing risks associated with the legal use of pesticides through administration and enforcement of the N.C. Pesticide Law of 1971 and pursuant regulations adopted by the N.C. Pesticide Board.

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NC Irrigation Contractors’ License

The North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ Licensing Board was established by statute on January 1, 2009. The Board oversees the licensing of Irrigation Contractors in North Carolina. The purpose of licensure is to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to promote the efficient use of water.

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NC Landscape Architects License

The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects was established by legislation in 1969 to register professional landscape architects. The purpose of registration is the protection of public health, safety and welfare. To obtain a license to practice, the Board requires education, experience and successful completion of a national examination.

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NC Landscape Contractor License

The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ License was created by the North Carolina General Assembly by statute on August 1, 2014. The Landscape Contractors Law, Chapter 89D, is a statute which regulates landscape contracting in North Carolina; thereby safeguarding life, health, and property and maintaining a high professional standard for the landscape industry.

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ISA Certified Arborist

The ISA Certified Arborist program tests and certifies an individual’s knowledge in the field of arboriculture. It certifies that an individual has attained a generally accepted level of knowledge in such areas as tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, safety, and other subject and practice areas within the tree care profession as identified through periodic job task analyses.

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Landscape Industry Certified

Landscape Industry Certified is the international distinction awarded by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Landscape Industry Certified is a broad but powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified. They stay on top of their game by maintaining their certification every two years through recertification.

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Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute License (ICPI)

Offered through the sponsorship of ICPI paver manufacturing members, ICPI Installer Courses are offered in a classroom setting that promotes networking and personal interaction with instructors and other participants. All courses conclude with an exam and those participants earning a passing score on the exam will receive a Record of Completion. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification, designations and industry recognition after completing an application form that includes installation experience.

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Southeastern U.S. State Licenses

South Carolina Pesticide License

The SC Department of Pesticide Regulation works to protect health, property, and our environment by promoting the safe and proper use of pesticides. Our programs include applicator licensing and education, pesticide container recycling, integrated pest management in schools, endangered species protection, and the worker protection program. Pesticide Regulation is the enforcement and investigative authority in South Carolina for pesticide use, alleged pesticide misuse, substandard termite treatments, and the South Carolina Wood Infestation Report.

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Tennessee Pesticide License

The Pesticide Section within the Tennessee Department of Agriculture works with commercial and private applicators, pesticide manufacturers and dealers, structural pest control operators, farmers, landscapers and others to ensure regulations are followed for public safety. The section also registers pesticides and certifies applicators.

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Virginia Pesticide License

The VA Office of Pesticide Services certifies applicators, registers pesticide products and licenses pesticide businesses. Individuals can be certified as commercial pesticide applicators, registered technicians and private pesticide applicators. These activities provide for the safe and effective control of pests that attack our crops, structures and health. The type of pesticide applications a person can perform is dependent on the applicator’s certification.

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Florida Pesticide License

Pesticide applicator certification and licensing authorizes the purchase and use of restricted use pesticides in agricultural and related sites. Three types of pesticide applicator licenses are available from the FDACS Bureau of Licensing and Enforcement, Pesticide Certification Section – private, public, and commercial. Licensed applicators must become recertified to renew their pesticide applicator licenses. To become recertified, individuals must either retake the certification exams or earn the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Licensees who renew their licenses with CEUs must earn 4 Core CEUs plus the number of category CEUs required.

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Maryland Pesticide License

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is responsible for regulating the sale, use, storage, and disposal of pesticides and for enforcing the Maryland Pesticide Applicators Law. MDA is responsible for establishing guidelines and requirements for the application of pesticides, the certification of pesticide applicators and the licensing of businesses to ensure that pesticides are applied properly by competent individuals. There are several different types of pesticide applicator certificates and licenses issued by MDA, including: private applicator certificates, pesticide business licenses, pest control applicator certificates, pest control consultant licenses, pest control consultant certificates, public agency permits, public agency applicator certificates, and “not-for-hire” business licenses and pesticide applicator certificates. Maryland requires all certified applicators to attend recertification training each year in order to renew their certificate.

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