Since August 2000, the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test has been offered in Ohio by a partnership of The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI), Ohio Landscape Association (OLA), and Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA). The partnership is licensed under strict guidelines to administer the test by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).
Ohio's test is organized and managed by the Ohio Oversight Committee – a committee of professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to making Ohio's test one that many states turn to for advice and suggestions. It is comprised of professionals who commit to several days of work throughout the year in addition to the hands-on test day. Without such a dedicated leadership group, the Ohio Landscape Certified Technician test would not be such a well-oiled machine!

The Ohio Oversight Committee includes the following very dedicated people:
Joe Boff, LIC, Wolf Creek Company
Irrigation Test Problems Chair/Judges’ Technical Assistant (JTA) and Executive Committee Member
Laura Deeter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ohio State ATI
Test Site Chair and Executive Committee Member
Zac Burkey, Customer Solutions Associate, Ohio State ATI
Ohio Test Co-Administrator
Mike Lynch, LIC, Account Representative, Environmental Management Group
Maintenance Test Problems Chair/JTA and Executive Committee Member
Brian Maurer, LIC, Brian-Kyles Landscapes of Distinction
Common/Duplicate Test Problems Chair/ JTA and Executive Committee Member
Sandy Munley, Executive Director, Ohio Landscape Association
Executive Committee Member
Roni Petersen, Membership & Certification Manager, Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
Executive Committee Member
Kim Sayers, Director of Business Training & Educational Services, Ohio State ATI
Ohio Test Administrator and Executive Committee Member
Mike Walters, LIC, Owner/President, Walters Landscape Solutions, LLC
Installation Test Problems Chair/JTA and Executive Committee Member
Ohio LIC Test Partnership Emeriti:
Kent Hammond, Retired, Ohio State ATI
Charter Ohio LIC Committee Chair
Larry Steward, Retired, Ohio State ATI
Committee Member