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The landscape industry is undergoing rapid change as it responds to a growing demand for organic practices. In order to assist the public to make an informed selection of services, SOUL provides a process of accreditation for landscape professionals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of Organic Land Care. SOUL Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioners have completed an intensive training course in Organic Land Care, and passed the SOUL accreditation exam.
The Certified Organic Land Care Professional designation builds on the Organic Land Care Accreditation. In addition to completing the accreditation course and passing the accreditation exam, Certified Organic Land Care Professionals must demonstrate substantial experience over 2 years after getting the Accredited Practitioner designation and advanced education in the principles and practices of Organic Land Care.
Public: Individuals who support and promote the practice of organic land care including home gardeners and non-gardeners living in many parts of North America.
Professional: Landscape professionals who support and practice organic land care. Professional membership is restricted to Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioners and Certified Organic Land Care Professionals.
Organic Land Care Advocate: Advocates, experts and activists available to support, participate in or offer their experience or resources to local efforts to increase the adoption of organic land care practices within their community
Supporting Members: Organizations and individuals who support and promote the practice of organic land care and wish to make a substantial financial contribution to the society.
Associate Members: Not-for-profit organizations who support and promote the practice of organic land care.