APLD MN Chapter Membership

Consider joining the only landscape design certification program in the United States.

Membership in APLD® and the APLD Minnesota Chapter comprises standards of practice, categories of membership include Certified Professional, Professional, Associate, Student, Allied, as well as many benefits.

Who can join?

  • Landscape Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Landscape Design Students
  • Landscape Design Associates

If you are in the landscaping industry, consider becoming an Allied Member or Sponsor.

Allied Members are:

  • Design software and display professionals
  • Landscape Material suppliers and fabricators
  • Landscape growers , nurseries and brokers
  • Landscape installation professionals
  • Lighting, fireplace, and amenity suppliers
  • Supporting construction trade professionals


I learned about APLD as a design student when a business class I was taking required me to research my local competition. I was pleased, after starting my own design business, to discover a recently formed local chapter and it has not disappointed. The contacts, information and support I have gained, and hopefully share with others, have been invaluable.  -Cathy W.

APLD and APLDMN Membership Benefits

  • Digital directory listing with APLD®
  • Networking with Leadership opportunities
  • Access to APLD® certification process
  • Invitation to education workshops, meetings and tours
  • Access to discounted rates for programs and conference when certified APLD®
  • Quarterly APLD® the Designer and monthly Designer Online e-newsletter
  • Continuing education opportunities to earn CEUs at local, regional and international events
  • Use of logo and badges
  • Individual member webpage through APLD®
  • Opportunities to participate as speaker and /or writer for APLD® and APLDMN
  • Design award program opportunities
  • Access to various business forms and documents including contact samples
  • Advocacy for continuing the right to practice our profession
  • Potential promotions and APLD® marketing through APLD® certification
  • Member access to members only section of APLD® website

To become an APLD® and APLDMN member click here.

To learn more about APLD® click here

All APLD® members who wish to join APLDMN are required to submit additional dues of $35.00 in addition to APLD dues.