Landscape Industry Certified professionals have an opportunity to earn CEUs at the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Legislative Day on the Hill and Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., July 18–20. Up to 4.5 CEUs qualify toward PLANET recertification if attending the Communications Training Sessions on July 18 and the Legislative Briefings on July 19.

July 2, 2010, is the registration deadline for Legislative Day on the Hill and Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, which provide PLANET members with the opportunity to take a stand on the issues affecting the green industry with their members of Congress, as well as to help beautify some of the most cherished and hallowed grounds in the United States.

In order to participate in the Hill visits, members will need to have arranged and confirmed appointments with their members of Congress prior to arriving in Washington, D.C. It’s important to make follow-up calls to the legislator(s) to confirm appointments (or ask PLANET to make the follow-up call) and inform PLANET as appointments are confirmed.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling (703) 524-6400 on or before June 25, 2010, and asking for the PLANET rate ($129 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy) or by going online to

The Irrigation Association will partner with PLANET to host this year’s events, whose Platinum Sponsors are Husqvarna Outdoor Products and Syngenta.

PLANET’s Landscape Industry Certified status is a broad and powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills, and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified. They stay on top of their game by maintaining their certification every two years through recertification.

To find out about other PLANET and green industry events that qualify for Landscape Industry recertification, follow the recertification guidelines in the recertification center.

For more information about Legislative Day on the Hill and Renewal & Remembrance, contact Betsy Demoret at (800) 395-2522 or visit the PLANET Web site,

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified.