Learn Online Now:
The NOFA Organic Lawn Care Certificate Course

In collaboration with Three Rivers Community College, NOFA OLC is pleased to offer this course online via Blackboard learn, an online education tool which hosts the powerpoints, course documents, and quizzes to measure your learning experience. This is a 9 unit, non-college credit course that is available throughout the year on an open enrollment basis ! This course may be taken at your own pace and is offered at a low fee of $150!

View the 2014 Press Release HERE



The Online Course Agenda:

  1. Surf and Turf: Making Environmental Connections between Landscaping and the Long Island Sound
  2. Introduction to Organic Land Care
  3. Soil Basics for Lawn Care
  4. Fertility and Turfgrass Nutrition
  5. Dealing with Pests in Turf
  6. Cultural Practices
  7. Pesticide Free Athletic Field Management on School Grounds
  8. The Business of Organic Lawn Care
  9. Marketing and Messaging Organic Lawn Care


Registration for this course is NOW OPEN!!  Click HERE for registration information.
Instructions: Follow link above to download registration form, to scan & email, fax, or send by US mail to Three Rivers Community College along with your payment. Once registered, you will be notified by email how to log on to our Blackboard system to access your class.


C.E.U. Information:

4 NOFA AOLCP CEUs Available Upon Completion

6 CT DEEP CEUs Available Upon Completion (CT DEEP CEUs for this course are for Certified Supervisory Applicators in Ornamentals & Turf or Golf Course Superintendents)

10 NALP CEUs Available Upon Completion

Online NOFA organic lawn care certificate course is approved for PLANET Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on PLANET recertification, please visit PLANET's Recertification Center at


Questions? Email us at or call us at 203-308-2584.