2021 License Requirements
Several North Carolina licensing boards have modified requirements for 2020 due to the pandemic. Each situation is different, so we recommend that you review the guidelines closely to see if you need credits to keep your license current. The Green & Growin’ 21 Virtual Education program offers CEUs for each of the licenses listed below that you can obtain during the event Jan. 11-13, 2021 or at any time up until April 30, 2021 with advance registration.
NC Landscape Contractor License
Landscape Contractors’ Board has enacted an emergency rule that removes the usual credit requirement for renewal. No credits are required to renew for 8/1/2020. Any credits taken in 2020, including the credits from Green & Growin’ 20, will be counted for the 2021 seven-hour credit requirement (for 8/1/2021) renewal. Learn more here.
If you did not attend the G&G show in 2020, or did not take classes for credit elsewhere, you will still need to meet your requirements for 2021. There are fourteen (18) credits available at G&G’21 that you can use towards accreditation in 2021.
NC Landscape Architects License
The NC Board of Landscape Architects voted to extend the period for which CE can be reported, to September 30, 2020. Learn more here.
If you did not attend the G&G show in 2020, or did not take classes for credit elsewhere, you will still need to meet your requirements for 2021. There are ten (10) credits available at G&G’21 that you can use towards accreditation in 2021.
NC Irrigation Contractor License
Continuing education is being waived for 2020. Any credits that are earned in 2020 will be carried over to 2021. Learn more here.
If you were able to secure all of your credits in early 2020, you may not need credits in 2021. If you still need them, you have a chance to earn up to two (2) business credits at G&G’ 21.
NC Pesticide License
There are no plans to extend credits deadlines for 2020. Applicators will be allowed to earn credits online due to the lack of in-person classes. The board website is here.
You will still need credits for your license, but the board allows you to take online classes. G&G’ 21 has courses available that would allow you to get up to four (4) credits, and we have an additional four (4) pending approval as of 1/6/21.
International Society of Arboriculture
The International Society of Arboriculture has extended the reporting deadline from June 30, 2020 to October 28, 2020. Learn more here.
The deadline was extended, but if you still need credits for licensure, you have the chance to earn eleven (11) during Green & Growin’ 21.
Landscape Industry Certified
Landscape Industry Certified is the international distinction awarded by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). No changes were implemented for 2020-21, but we recommend you review requirements here.
If you need credits for licensure, you have the chance to earn twenty-five (25) during Green & Growin’ 21.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Look for these icons in the education session descriptions to ensure you can earn continuing education credits toward your state or national accreditations. Some CEUs may be pending approval.
⬤ LC Landscape Contractor License (NC) - Technical CEU
■LCB Landscape Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ LA Landscape Architect License (NC)
⬤ IC Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Technical Irrigation CEU
■ ICB Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ ISA International Society of Arboriculture - Certified Arborist
⬤ PA Pesticide Applicator License (NC)
⬤ NALP National Association of Landscape Professionals – Landscape Industry Certified
▲SAF Society of American Foresters
North Carolina Licenses & Certifications
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.