National Association of Landscape Professionals

Discussion in 'NALP' started by Chad Smith, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Chad Smith

    Chad Smith LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Is anyone familiar with this organization? I searched their website and was unable to locate membership costs.
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  2. EverGrow Marketing

    EverGrow Marketing Sponsor
    Messages: 155

    It's $680 per year if your business makes under $5million. But for the month of November they're doing a 25% off deal on membership fees.

    It's a pretty helpful community but it isn't as active as LawnSite.

    However, there are a lot of other resources you can access like market research, accredidation logos for promotional materials, and even trainings and certifications for you and your employees.

    It's also a better networking place IMO.

    Just go to their site and hit "join" in the top right and follow the steps. They'll have pricing their.

    Although it might be different for contracators versus a supplier like myself

    - Jake
  3. Grim_Archer

    Grim_Archer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Hey Jake,

    Thanks again for the reply. I was looking at the certification offered through the University of Georgia for turf management. The National Association for landscape Professionals endorses it. I am thinking the certification for $ 360 is a better route than $510 for an annual membership.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
  4. EverGrow Marketing

    EverGrow Marketing Sponsor
    Messages: 155

    If that's all you're looking to gain then absolutely go for it. But if you're trying to get a bit more including access to other trainings, NALP is definitely a good resource to use.

  5. Grim_Archer

    Grim_Archer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I was looking at it from a marketing point of view. I am thinking higher end customers would value certifications over membership affiliations. Having both is not far fetched. I llooked them up earlier after seeing the logo on your website. I think for what you are doing it demonstrates a specialization in landscape marketing. (Niche)
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  6. EverGrow Marketing

    EverGrow Marketing Sponsor
    Messages: 155

    Yeah you're right. Customers won't care much that you're a part of NALP. They just wanna know you'll do a professional job.

    Well... as long as you stay away from the customers that'll drop you for the $25 guys.
  7. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,932

    So this is the NALP sections of lawnsite, been on here years and years and never knew until I became a member this month! I love the webinars on NALP but the certifications and tests are a tad steep for me. Maybe an option one day.
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  8. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    How has joining NALP benefited you so far? What other benefits do you have access to?
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  9. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,932

    It's not that bad of an investment. The logo looks cool on my website and email signature, hopefully it conveys some sort of trust or professionalism with customers. The webinars are solid, I need to watch more of them honestly. NALP definitely gives out your info though, I have been called by multiple agencies about stuff relating to the industry and I've been sent lots of mail. I will probably renew with them next year, we'll see.
  10. Centex Aeration

    Centex Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    The exams for certification are not bad at all. I have benefited a great deal from the certification course.
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