If you have successfully completed ITA Levels 1 and 2 in Landscape Horticulture, PHC offers the opportunity to further your education with Level 3 and Level 4 Landscape Horticulturist Technical Training Programs. These programs will prepare you to write the ITA provincial Level 3 exam and the inter-provincial Red Seal Exam in Landscape Horticulture. Levels 3 and 4 are both offered full-time (6 weeks per level) over the winter in alternate years, as well as part-time during the year. Each program includes both classroom and practical components.

Tuition for each level is $1,200 (including program resource binder), plus the $20 application fee.  You must provide your own personal protective equipment (boots, gloves, goggles, earplugs, and rain gear).

Admission Requirements:

  • Application Form (Level 3 form HERE and Level 4 form HERE)
  • Current Resume
  • ITA Level 1 & 2 Transcripts
  • $20 Application Fee (payment can be made via cash, debit, credit or e-transfer)

Please note: To apply for Level 3 or 4, you must be a sponsored apprentice in the trade with a current TWID number.


Upcoming Level 3 and 4 Programs:

FULL-TIME Level 4: November 19, 2018 to January 11, 2019

Program Details: Full time; 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

(Note: 2 week holiday break from December 20, 2018 to January 1, 2019).

Topics covered in the Level 4 program include Softscape Maintenance, Plant Identification, Green Infrastructure, Cultural Management of Trees, Plant Health, Turfgrass Management, Erosion Control, Organize Work, Preconstruction Activities, and Sales & Marketing.

Application Deadline: November 5, 2018


Level 3: Dates TBA – please contact us to join an interest list for this program

Topics covered in the Level 3 program include Hardscaping, Plant Health, Soils, Irrigation & Drainage, Softscape Maintenance, Plant Identification, Interior Plantscapes, Organize Work, Preconstruction Activities, and Tools & Equipment.


Please email [email protected] or call 250-479-3210 if you have any questions or are interested in taking the Level 3 or 4 programs.


To receive a Red Seal in Landscape Horticulture you must: