Benefits

TRAINING/CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS PROVIDED

Arizona Certified Landscape Professional (ACLP) is an educational and certification program for those aspiring to be professional landscapers.  Each year ALCA schedules a series of half day workshops covering ten topics designed for interaction and hands-on learning.

ACLP II takes the program to a more in-depth level targeting the common elements that every landscape contractor runs across in the field.

Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) – Certified individuals are posted on ALCA’s website and  promoted to Community Management Companies and HOA Boards.

Introduction to Basic Irrigation Tech Training is a hands-on workshop focusing on the most common parts of an irrigation system and how they work, how they fail and what to do to solve a problem.

Irrigation Tech II Training takes the basic workshop to a more in-depth look at irrigation systems.

OPM Pre-Certification Training provides in-depth review of study materials to prepare individuals to become a certified applicator in Right-of-Way and Ornament & Turf categories.

Sustainable Business Practices are provided by offering multiple training opportunities for owners, account managers, human resource employees and landscape operations to help run your businesses effectively.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS

Excellence In Landscaping Awards Program – Contractors are honored for their beautiful award winning landscape projects.  Award recipients use their awards to market to existing and potential clients.

ALCA Influence Magazine keeps members up-to-date on the latest industry news, legislation, benefits, educational opportunities, member meetings & fun events.  It is distributed to Arizona licensed landscape contractors….nearly 1,500 businesses.

Trade Show – ALCA vendors display their products and services while contractors meet and learn how to improve their businesses, keep current on innovative industry ideas and are not outpaced by their competitors.

Member Mixers provides peer to peer networking.

Directory and Resource Guide is published annually giving members an up-to-date listing of members and a quick reference for identification and work and services they perform.

PROGRAMS

Representation and Advocacy of landscape and maintenance contractors’ interest before federal, state, county and municipal governments on industry’s issues.

ALCA Retirement Plan Benefit – ALCA has established a 401(k) multiple employer plan proving significant  savings on administration and compliance costs and an open investment platform. Class share means lower fees and better overall investment return for members and their employees.

Scholarship Program is available for those who wish to establish or build their careers in the green industry    or for ALCA members and their immediate families. 

Field Day includes a day of fun in the sun and a little friendly competition for landscape contractors, members   of the green industry, employees and their families.

Golf Tournament is held annually in memory of Sky Blu Underwood in which the proceeds go to the scholarship fund.