Challenging the Landscape Horticulturist trade in provinces other than BC

The Red Seal Program is administered in each province and territory by the apprenticeship and certification authorities. To ensure you follow the correct process for the jurisdiction you are in, please direct your inquiries to your respective provincial or territorial authority, listed below in alphabetical order of provinces.

Obtaining the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturists Certificate of Qualification based on prior experience by challenging the trade qualifications is called “Trades Qualifier” in some provinces and trade certification “challenge” in others.

The requirements to challenge are different for each province. However, each requires

  • a minimum number of hours of related work experience,
  • evidence that you have worked in the full scope of the trade, and
  • successful completion of the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist InterProvincial Exam

Even though there can be differences in the challenge application process and qualification requirements administered by each provincial training authority, all who have their application accepted will have to write the same exam. This exam is a requirement for both apprentices and challengers in all provinces that offer the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist trade certification. This exam is called the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist InterProvincial Exam (often called the “IP Exam” for short).

All apprentices and trade challengers writing the exam can utilize the same tools and resources in preparation for the exam. Follow the link for the Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist InterProvincial Exam Study Resources.


Provincial and Territorial Apprenticeship and Certification Authorities


Apprenticeship and Industry Training

10th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 – 102 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L5
Telephone: 1-800-248-4823
Direct Contact

Alberta Landscape Horticulturist trade profile

Alberta Trades Qualifier – Work Experience Program

Apprenticeship Manitoba

100 – 111 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0T4
Telephone: 204-945-3337
Toll Free: 1-877-978-7233 (1-877-97-TRADE)
Direct Contact

Manitoba Landscape Horticulturist trade profile with “Challenging the Exam – Trades Qualification”

New Brunswick
Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Branch

Dept. of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
470 York Street, Room 100
Chestnut Complex, 1st floor
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick  E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2260
Direct Contact

New Brunswick Landscape Horticulturist trade profile

Newfoundland and Labrador
Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
P.O. Box 8700
Confederation Building, West Block
Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador  A1B 4J6
Toll Free: 1-877-771-3737
Direct Contact

Newfoundland and Labrador Trade Qualifiers

Newfoundland and Labrador Apply for Certification as a Trade Qualifier

Nova Scotia
Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development

Labour and Advanced Education
1256 Barrington Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3J 2S9
Telephone: 902-424-5651
Direct Contact

Nova Scotia Landscape Horticulturist trade profile

Nova Scotia Trade Qualifiers

Ontario College of Trades

655 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario  M5G 2K4
Telephone: 647-847-3000
Toll Free: 1-855-299-0028
Direct Contact

Ontario Trade Equivalency Assessment & Credential Recognition

Ontario Trade Equivalency Assessment Application Guide and Form

Prince Edward Island
Apprenticeship Section

Education and Lifelong Learning
Atlantic Technology Centre, Suite 212
176 Great George Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island  C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-368-4460
Direct Contact

PEI Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification

PEI Landscape Horticulturist Application to Challenge Interprovincial Exam

Centre administratif de la qualification professionnelle

Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS)
P.O. Box 100
Victoriaville, Quebec  G6P 6S4
Toll Free: 1-866-393-0067
Red Seal Program in Quebec
Compulsory Qualification in Quebec

Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission

2140 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 2E3
Telephone: 306-787-2444
Toll Free: 1-877-363-0536
Direct Contact

Saskatchewan Landscape Horticulturist trade profile

Saskatchewan Challenge Application Process

Landscape Horticulturist – Verify Trade Experience (Form 6A)