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
Manitoba Landscape Horticulturist trade profile with “Challenging the Exam – Trades Qualification”
Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Branch
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
Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development
Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island
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