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Become a Certified Turf Installer for Landscape (CTI-L)
The Certified Turf Installer-Landscape Program was developed by the STC to help promote industry-recognized best practices for landscape synthetic turf installation.
Five Reasons to Become a Certified Turf Installer
How to Apply
Steps to Become STC CTI-L
Course & Exam
Certified Turf Installer courses and exams are offered at STC Membership Meetings in March and October. The course is a one-day, certification-based course and exam for qualified individuals who are currently employed in the landscape synthetic turf industry seeking education on landscape synthetic turf installation. The course is in a setting to promote networking and personal interaction with the instructors and other qualified candidates. All courses conclude a multiple choice exam with a passing score of 80%. Students who earn a passing score on the exam will receive approval and a Record of Completion within 6-8 weeks after the exam. Please note that requests for reprints of any certificates (Record of Completion, ID card and Designation certificate) or IDs have a $25 reprint charge.
The certification renewal process is essential to ensure continued professional development for those certified as synthetic turf installers. The STC qualifies the educational content of its Membership Meetings so certified landscape synthetic turf installers may earn continuing education credits.
Please note that requests for reprints of any certificates or IDs have a $25 reprint charge.
Note: The STC will randomly audit its Certified Members to verify installation experience and continuing education. Those individuals who provide false evidence of installation experience or continuing education will be subject to suspension and revocation of certification.
Once certification is awarded, all participants in the STC Certified Turf Installer Program must re-certify every two (2) years by earning eight (8) continuing education credits. Continuing education credits must be earned before the certification expiration date. Each individual is responsible for keeping track of continuing education credits they have earned, and maintain proof of attendance in case you are audited. If your certification has not yet expired, please expect to receive a renewal notice approximately three (3) months prior to your expiration date. If your certification has already expired, contact the STC office for a renewal application. Installation experience needs to be submitted to STC only once. If you have already submitted this information as part of your initial certification, you do not need to submit again.
The following information should be included on each certificate of attendance provided by the program provider.
Tip: Every time you attend a continuing education program, write it down on your Continuing Education Tracking Form and keep the form in a file folder with your proof of attendance.
STC CTI-L Handbook
This handbook was developed to provide the information needed to earn and maintain CTI-L certification through the STC. Certification candidates and active CTI-L's are expected to become familiar with and abide by the certification policies and requirements as set forth in this handbook.
The STC Certified Turf Installer Program is intended to communicate industry guidelines to landscape synthetic turf installers for estimating, planning and executing residential and commercial projects and to educate individuals in applicable construction and general business practices for landscape synthetic turf applications. The STC recognizes only that a Record of Completion awarded to a participant conveys that the participant has completed the required course of instruction and earned a passing grade on the examination administered by STC at the conclusion of the course. For a participant obtaining Certification designation status, the STC recognizes only that the certificate holder has earned a Record of Completion and has also met the minimum eligibility requirements for installation experience. The STC exercises no control or direction over certified landscape turf installers and does not in any manner endorse, guarantee, or certify the performance or quality of services rendered or products used. The STC further disclaims any and all liability for injuries or damages to persons or property or for monetary damages arising out of or resulting from the failure of performance of services rendered or products used by an installer holding an STC certification or designation.
If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Taylor, STC Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (443) 640-1067 x1142.