Landscape Contractor

FNGLA Certified Landscape Contractor

What is FCLC?

FNGLA's Certified Landscape Contractor (FCLC) program is the only standard for measuring the knowledge of practicing landscape contractors in Florida, and is the highest level of certification available to Florida's landscape installation professionals.

  • Targets landscape firm owners, managers and operators.
  • Although recommended, no prior training is required.
  • Valid for a period of three years.
  • Must have a minimum three years’ experience in the horticulture/landscape industry with one of those years working in Florida.
  • Must have completed both FNGLA’s Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) and Landscape Technician (FCLT) certifications.
  • - Requires 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain this certification.



The "Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" textbook provides an in-depth look at contracts, bidding, accounting and liens.




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The written FCLC exam is available to take online. Prior registration is required. To apply to take this exam, fill out an online registration form. 

About the FCLC Exam

Candidates must pass a comprehensive four-part online written exam to demonstrate knowledge on the business aspects of operating a landscape firm.

Each section must be passed with a minimum 70% in order to earn the FCLC certification. Sections include:

  • Landscape Law
  • Accounting
  • Estimating
  • Construction Documents

Exam Fees

$100 for FNGLA members and $175 for nonmembers. 

For complete information on FNGLA's certification exam fees, see Exam Structures & Fees