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Clemson Extension Launches South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional Online Program

Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension Service is proud to offer a brand new program to the citizens of South Carolina! Many landscape professionals, whether in the private industry, grounds-maintenance, or employed by government agencies, are in constant need of good training resources for themselves and their employees. Many homeowners also want to know that their landscape operators/providers have the skill set necessary to deliver consistent, high-quality service.

The South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional Online Program (SCCLP) is designed to give landscape professionals an avenue for convenient training and continuing education. The program aims to help landscape professionals set themselves apart as individuals going above and beyond to make sure they deliver high-quality service and accurate knowledge. Upon completion, the participant will receive a certificate with their certification number, a logo embroidered shirt, and a vehicle magnet. Once certified, the professionals will have to maintain this certification by completing continuing education credit hours. There are also additional courses available for professionals to go beyond the initial certification and receive additional training.

The SCCLP website, https://www.clemson.edu/extension/scclp/index.html provides not only information about the course, but also a listing of SCCLP certification holders. Homeowners will be able to verify credentials and search for a certification holder that may be in their area. Look for the logo on your local landscaper’s truck and ask them if they are South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional!

For more information, contact Drew Jeffers at Ajeffe3@clemson.edu or call 864-594-0422.

If this document didn’t answer your questions, please contact HGIC at hgic@clemson.edu or 1-888-656-9988.

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