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 24–26, 2011. Up to 5.75 CEUs qualify toward PLANET recertification if attending the Communications Training Sessions on July 24 and the Legislative Briefings on July 25.

July 8, 2011, 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 an appointment 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.

The Key Bridge Marriott will once again be the headquarters hotel for these events. Hotel reservations can be made by calling (703) 524-6400 on or before July 1, 2011, and asking for the PLANET rate ($129 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy) or by going online to

The Irrigation Association and TCIA will partner with PLANET to host this year’s events, whose Platinum Sponsor is 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 Certified recertification, follow the guidelines in the recertification center.

For more information about Legislative Day on the Hill and Renewal & Remembrance or to register, contact Betsy Demoret at (800) 395-2522 or visit the PLANET Web site, To become Landscape Industry Certified, contact the PLANET certification team at