Certificate Program Overview
Are you launching a career in the landscaping industry?
Are you a seasoned pro who needs to upgrade your skills?
Are you looking for an edge against your competitors?
The Rutgers Landscape Management Certificate is the solution for you!
Key Features of this Certificate
- Comprehensive Program – Complete nine classes designed to provide a combination of plant science and practical knowledge for the purpose of maintaining landscapes.
- Flexible Schedule – Do it all in one winter or take a few courses each season until you’ve completed the requirements!
- Total Cost – $2,070 (*Price is based upon early registration fee for each class.)
Certificate Program Requirements
Complete the following nine classes to earn the Landscape Management Certificate!
Pest Management of Landscape Turf
Learn how to effectively diagnose and treat insect, disease, and weed problems in turf before they create an eyesore.
Next offering for this course is TBD. Join our email list to be notified when registration opens!
Introduction to Plant Identification
Learn plant classification and biology basics to better understand how plants and trees are grouped and identified. Includes hands-on field activities!
Next offering scheduled for November 9 & 10, 2023 – Register now!
Introduction to Pruning Techniques
Learn how to properly prune your landscape plants while preserving their natural vigor and beauty. Includes hands-on practice in Rutgers Gardens!
Next offering scheduled for August 29, 2023. Register now!
Soil and Plant Relationships
Gain an understanding of the practical aspects of soil science, along with strategies for proper plant selection.
The next offering of this course is scheduled for December 7 & 8, 2023. Register now!
Caring for Ornamental Plants
Explore the most modern methods of managing horticulture on commercial and residential sites, including building better beds, soil testing, giving advice to customers, and more.
The next offering of this course is scheduled for December 19, 2023. Register now!
Basics of Turfgrass Management
Learn practical applications of turf science, including prevention and control of pests, soil compaction, choosing turfgrass varieties, and more.
The next offering of this course is scheduled for December 20, 2023. Register now!
Water Management and Drainage
Gain a better understanding how water drains through soil, as well as how to apply the right tools and techniques to solve drainage issues.
The next offering of this course is tentatively planned for December 2023. Join our email list to be notified when registration opens!
Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants
Learn how to recognize and control diseases, weeds, and ornamental insect problems. Plant selection and pesticide regulation are also covered.
The next offering of this course is tentatively planned for January 2024. Join our email list to be notified when registration opens!
Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Learn about the philosophy of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which reduces reliance on chemical pesticides as the sole method of controlling pests. Plus, discover practical strategies for implementing IPM.
The next offering of this course is scheduled for January 16-18, 2024. Register now!
*Only Day 1 of this course is required for the Landscape Management certificate program
Certificate Program Instructors
The instructors for this program include distinguished Rutgers faculty from the Departments of Entomology and Plant Biology, as well as Extension Specialists from Rutgers Cooperative Extension. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from industry experts who own and manage successful landscape and nursery businesses. /landscape/landscape-management-2-certificate
Who Should Attend the Landscape Management Certificate Program?
This certificate program is recommended for individuals looking for foundational knowledge as they begin a career in the landscaping field, as well as established professionals seeking formal training to enhance their skills. Visit each course page for details on the instructor’s background and qualifications.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to apply for a certificate program?
A. No. You just register for the individual classes.
Q. How do I register for a certificate program?
A. You sign up for each class individually. The best way is to do it right here on our website.
Q. Do I need to take all of the classes within a certificate in one year?
A. No. Do it all in one winter, or take a few courses each season until you’ve completed the requirements!
Q. How is certificate completion tracked?
A. You will need to keep track of your courses taken.
When you think you’ve completed the certificate requirements, please email program coordinator Joe Canzano to tell him you have completed it and include the name of the certificate. He will check your attendance and confirm whether or not you have successful fulfilled the certificate requirements.
If you have not fulfilled the requirements, Joe will provide you a list of courses you still need to take.
If you have fulfilled the requirements, Joe will email your certificate to you within 3-5 business days.
If you have any questions about the Landscape Management Certificate Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano