Certification Workshop and CEU’s


The Association of Professional Landscape Designers offers an international certification program that provides professional recognition to landscape designers based on established standards of excellence.

Certification is available for Associate APLD members in good standing, who have been practicing landscape design for a minimum of four years. The APLD® Certification Review Panel convenes twice each year to review applications. Completed applications are due February 1st and  September 1st.

2016 Certification Workshops in Oregon:

Please contact workshop leaders Barbara Hilty or Vanessa Nagel for information on workshops planned for 2016.

Certification workshops are open to landscape designers getting ready for APLD certification. These are informal workshops designed to answer your questions, so come with plans in hand. Everyone is welcome… whether you are just thinking of getting certified or you have everything ready and just want a final critique before sending your submission in.

Please visit the APLD “Members Only” section and login to find out more about the Certification process. Applications for Certification should be submitted online at www.apldcertification.org.

If there is enough interest in Bend, Eugene or other areas of the state, a certification workshop can be arranged. Please contact Barbara Hilty to arrange a workshop in your area.

CEU’s: What are they?

  • Continuing education units are required by many professions in order to ensure that members are keeping up with the latest information and techniques in their fields. APLD encourages members to continue their education by requiring recertification every three years with at least 30 credit hours of continuing education.
  • CEUs must be geared toward the professional landscape designer, and may be acquired by attending APLD conferences, conferences sponsored by other horticultural or landscaping organizations, or events sponsored by educational institutions such as arboretums, botanical gardens, community colleges or universities
  • For more details about CEUs, APLD members should visit the Members Only section of the APLD website and login.