Planet Announces New Certified Landscape Professional


Professional Landcare Network
950 Herndon Parkway, Suite 450
Herndon VA 20170
Fax 703-736-9668

Contact: Marcia Higgins
Certification Administration Manager
[email protected]

For Immediate Release


Herndon VA August 14, 2006. The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced today that Rick Sanderfoot, CLP, of Van Zeeland Nursery & Landscape, Inc. in Little Chute, WI, recently passed the Certified Landscape Professional (CLP) exam.

The four-hour exam covers all aspects of working in the landscape industry. It is divided into seven sections covering sales and marketing; strategic planning; leadership and corporate citizenship; human resources; risk, law and contracts; corporate financial management and production operations/horticulture.

PLANET’s certification program contributes to professional growth and credibility of members of the landcare business who achieve the designation. It provides professional recognition to individuals engaged in the business of landscape contracting and lawn care. The objectives of the program are:

  • To raise the standards of the profession;
  • To encourage self assessment by offering guidelines for achievement;
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of principles and practices;
  • To award recognition to those who have demonstrated a high level of competence;
  • To improve performance by requiring continuing professional development.

For more information about Certification, please contact the Professional Landcare Network office at (800) 395-2522 or visit the Professional Landcare Network Web site

The Professional Landcare Network represents approximately 4,300 members nationwide, including its core membership of companies engaged in landscape maintenance, installation/design/build, lawn care, or interiorscaping and suppliers.

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