AAA Landscape Values Education

AAA Landscape strongly believes in advancement through knowledge.

Shannon Scott is our Director of Education. He is an Arizona Certified Landscape Professional, Arborist, Licensed Chemical Applicator and certified in Sustainable Landscape Management. He has been in the landscape industry for 45 years, 43 of those with AAA Landscape. His time at AAA has been spent in Landscape Management, Landscape Construction, Landscape Enhancements, Arbor Care and Training. He believes that applied knowledge, attention to detail and exceeding the client’s expectations are the keys to success.


AAA Landscape has created a work environment that values diversity in thought and experience, teamwork, ethical behavior and performance excellence. Our significant success in achieving health, safety and environmental objectives requires industry leading training programs, individual awareness and discipline. Our personal commitment begins with the owners and is shared by every employee at AAA Landscape.

Education & Training

Education & Training

Education & Training

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All New Hire and ACLP Classes are now open. We are following COVID-19 protocols to keep our classrooms clean for a safe learning experience.

AAA Landscape Training Opportunities Include:

Arizona Certified Landscape Professional Classes through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association

Sustainable Landscape Management Certification through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association

Certified Irrigation Technician Training through the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association

Certified Chemical Applicator Training

Certified Arborist Training

Certified Water Auditor Training through the Irrigation Association

Certified Backflow Tester Training

Landscape Training for our Clients and Homeowner Associations

OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Safety Training by our Risk Management Director

CPR and First Aid Training through our Risk Management Director

Forklift and Boom Lift Training and Certification by our Risk Management Director

In-House on the Job Equipment Operator Training

Weekly/Daily Jobsite Safety Training

New Hire Training Classes within 30 days of employment

Tuition reimbursement for college level landscape classes

Training by the Arizona Nursery Association and The University of Arizona

Training by The International Society of Arboriculture and the Arizona Community Tree Council

Training by The Irrigation Association and Rainbird Industries

Dust Control Certification

Traffic Control Certification


Our managers and foreman are SLM (Sustainable Landscape management) and ACLP (Arizona Certified Landscape Professional) certified through ALCA (Arizona Landscape Contractors Association) and our Director of Education has been with AAA Landscape for 40+ years. Our CEO and Director of Education helped write the manual for the SLM education certification with Janet Waibel.

AAA Landscape Commitment to Quality

New Hire Safety Class

This covers hand tools, vehicle safety, personal protective equipment, small equipment safety, pruning and plant I.D. Class is held once a month. Attendance is scheduled by supervisors.

AAA Landscape Operator Licensing

All employees operating any standard maintenance or construction equipment are trained on the equipment and take a written test. After the written test, operators of the equipment are field tested on pre-inspection / safety items as well as actual equipment operation skills. Employees are provided with a card to carry indicating which equipment they are authorized to operate.


AAA Landscape currently employs approximately 600 employees. Our objective is to provide the highest level of skilled crew members. Management has identified key employees who not only have the skill set but the attitude to want to grow with us, as we build long-term relationships.


The key to safety on the job site is to have properly trained employees. All employees of AAA Landscape are trained for their jobs by crew leaders, as well as an onsite arborist. Continuing education classes are also offered and strongly encouraged to all AAA Landscape employees. These courses, along with weekly safety training, make our employees ready for work in any environment.

Having employees that are properly trained in every aspect of their job allows for more enjoyable work experience. Offering classes and continuing education ensures that each employee will continue to grow in his/her job, and encourage those around them to also grow by sharing their knowledge.

Our educational focus also extends to our clients, our peers in the industry and throughout our communities. Our state of the art classrooms is made available to members of the community to hold conferences, continuing education courses and train for new product development training. In the Spring of 2008, we began offering Landscape Management Seminars to Community Managers as well as Board Members to learn about the process involved in managing landscape properties. By partnering with communities, we hope to have the highest quality landscape management company in Arizona.

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