The Michigan Certified Landscape Designer specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals who use landscape designs to provide creative solutions for the outdoor needs of their clients. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

•    History of Garden Design
•    Design Theory
•    Plant Selection
•    Plant Compositions
•    Planting Techniques
•    Components in the Landscape
•    Landscape Design Process
•    Site Planning and Sustainability
•    Water Use and Efficient Irrigation
•    Project Management
•    The Design Maintenance Connection
•    Landscape Restoration
•    American Standard For Nursery Stock

Study Manuals to assist you in preparing for the CGIP Exam are available for purchase.

Landscape Design Prerequisite:  In order to become Certified as a Landscape Designer, a portfolio containing three representative samples of design work done by the applicant must be submitted no later than two weeks before the exam date. Download the guidelines for this submittal.

How to Become a Michigan Certified Landscape Designer