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STC Certified Turf Installer-Landscape
(CTI-L) Program

The STC is pleased to announce that the Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) Program in now being offered in a virtual online format to installers of landscape and recreation synthetic grass.

Since 2018, the STC CTI-L Program has offered in-person courses that required extended hotel stays or unbudgeted business travel.

The STC offers significant course registration discounts to individuals from Full Member Companies – View the benefits of membership and/or become a member – or you may register as a Non-Member at a premium rate.

Course Description 

The course modules and requirements will remain the same. The course is a one-day classroom-based course and exam for individuals currently employed in the landscape synthetic turf industry seeking education on landscape synthetic turf installation. Participants will attend a one-day, online certification-based course and take an exam. Participants must meet the minimum installation experience requirements (minimum of 10 landscape and/or recreation projects and a minimum of 20,000 sq. ft.) in order to be eligible for certification.

The course content includes the following:

  1. Tools
  2. Design and planning
  3. Ground preparation
  4. Infill installation
  5. Borders and edging installation
  6. Base materials installation
  7. Turf installation—rolling, cutting, seaming, shaping and securing
  8. Wrap-up
  9. Maintenance and repair
  10. Weed barrier installation

Virtual Course Schedule and Instructors

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020 – Jeffrey McDaniel, CTI-L, Controlled Products/Synthetic Turf International LLC, jeffrey@synthetic-turf.com
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Scott Smockum, CTI-L, Controlled Products/Synthetic Turf International LLC, scott@synthetic-turf.ca
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Joe Wadkins, CTI-L, Ask JW Synthetic Turf Consultant, jw@askjw.com

Start time: 9:00 a.m.
End time: 4:00 p.m. (followed by online exam)

Virtual format via Eventsential (access links and instructions sent directly from STC) and ZOOM – https://zoom.us/download

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Registration Fees

Payment must be received in full prior to the course date in order to receive access.

  • STC Full Members: $550 per person
  • Non-Members: $965 per person
  • Not a member? Join today!

How to Apply for Certification (CTI-L)

Through the STC CTI-L program, join hundreds of installers who are committed to advancing in landscape synthetic turf industry through education, industry guidelines, and greater efficiency. The CTI-L course and exam is intended for experienced and qualified installers of landscape synthetic grass who meet the minimum installation experience requirements (minimum of 10 landscape and recreation projects and a minimum of 20,000 sq. ft.).

Step 1: Select an upcoming Certified Turf Installer-Landscape (CTI-L) course (view the course calendar).

Step 2: Submit payment for the course. The course fee is $550 per person for STC Members, and $965 per person for Non-STC Members.

Step 3: Complete course requirements (see below) and receive a passing grade of 80% or higher on the exam.

Step 4: Complete an Application for Certification and meet the minimum eligibility criteria and installation experience.

Step 5: Agree to abide by the STC Code of Ethics and have an acceptable business performance record.

Step 6: Be willing to voluntarily comply with all provisions of the Certification, including continuing education.

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