Reaccreditation

Reaccreditation
Tiered Reaccreditation
Reaccrediation Submission Form
Lapsed Accrediation

Contact Information
Please refer all of your accreditation questions to Debbie at AOLCP(at)organiclandcare.net 
or call us at (203) 308-2584

Reaccredition Guidelines

NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) status is renewable on an annual basis upon submission of evidence of the required number of approved continuing education credit hours, a signed application for re-accreditation and the required fee which goes to support the OLC program.

The accreditation year follows the calendar year. Please note that our accreditation deadline always falls on the first of the year. All AOLCPs, including those who were newly accredited in this calendar year, must have proof of credits and payment postmarked by January 1, of the following year, in order to reaccredit for that year.

To become re-accredited, the professional must provide the following postmarked by January 1st:

  1.  A completed re-accreditation form with evidence of 4 (four) hours of approved continuing education credits, signed off by course instructors OR evidence of 2 (two) hours of teaching organic land care. Teaching credits must be approved in advance by the NOFA OLC Credit Subcommittee.
  2.  A check for $75 or $150 made out to NOFA OLC.
  3.  Mail to: NOFA OLC, 126 Derby Ave, Derby CT 06418

Reaccreditation Submission Form

Reaccreditation Form Online
Reaccreditation Form for Printing

Reaccreditation Tiers

$75 per year for the AOLCP Supporter 

A new reduced rate for professionals who want to maintain their credential and support our mission, but don't need our marketing services. This category may be used by employees of a landscaping business which employs many AOLCPs, as only one person needs a business membership to maintain your online profile.

Who are you?

  • You may work for a non-profit organization and/ or as an educator
  • You may be a landscaper, but don't need an online listing in the AOLCP Searchable Database
  • You want to continue to support the consumer education which we provide via print materials, outreach at public events, our e-newsletters, blogs, website and social media

Benefits

  • Use of the OLC logo in your online or print marketing
  • Use of the name Accredited Organic Land Care Professional or AOLCP
  • Discounts on OLC Advanced Workshops, Annual Gathering
  • Receive monthly AOLCP e-news

Responsibilities

  • Earn 4 continuing education credits each year
  • Credits may be earned for no cost by teaching a class, presenting to the community about organic land care or volunteering to table at public events and promote NOFA OLC

AOLCP Business Member $150 per year

For landscaping professionals and business owners who want marketing exposure on our website and beyond.      

Who are you? 

  • You own a landscaping company, or a company which sells products and services to AOLCPs
  • You want more exposure for your business, specifically getting leads from hits to our online searchable database

Benefits

  • Use of the OLC logo in your online or print marketing  
  • Use of the name Accredited Organic Land Care Professional or AOLCP   
  • New* Use of our advertising templates for your print and online submissions in your locality
  • New* Use of our embeddable text box for your website describing accreditation for your customers, also available as a print file
  • New for 2013* Collective advertisements in each of the seven NOFA Chapters' Farm and Food guides, on their websites, and in their monthly newsletters; also in MOFGA and PASA
  • Discounted rate ($35 per hour) for staff to create your online profile, a professional presentation of your business
  • Discounts on OLC Advanced Workshops, and the Annual Gathering
  • Receive monthly AOLCP e-news with articles of interest

Responsibilities

  • Earn 4 continuing education credits each year
  • Credit opportunities are listed on our website, and available through NOFA OLC as advanced workshops and the Annual Gathering
  • Credits may be earned for no cost by teaching a class, presenting to the community about organic land care or volunteering to table at public events and promote NOFA OLC

Lapsed Accreditation

Within the First Year:

Professionals must pay a late fee of $25 in addition to the above requirements, making the total due $100 for a supporter AOLCP and $175 for a Business AOLCP. This payment must be submitted with a signed form with evidence of 4 approved continuing education credits. All benefits will be restored including publicity through press releases and the website and the use of the AOLCP Logo.

After One Year: Professionals must pay a late fee of $25 and acquire an additional 2 hours of approved credit, making the total due $100 and $175 for supporting AOLCPs and business AOLCPs respectively.  Payment must be submitted with a form with evidence of 6 approved continuing education credits. All benefits will be restored, including publicity in the current issue of NOFA Guide to Organic Land Care.

After Two Years: Professionals must retake the Organic Land Care Exam, given at the end of the Accreditation Course. Attending the entire course is not required. Professionals must pay a late fee of $25 and acquire an additional 2 hours of approved credit, making the total due $125 and a signed form with evidence of 6 approved continuing education credits. All benefits will be restored, including publicity in the current issue of NOFA Guide to Organic Land Care.