On June 1, 2016 the Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board (LICEB) will be transferred from the Department of Environmental Protection to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

The Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board (LICEB) will be renamed the Board of Landscape Irrigation Contractors.

All of the requirements for maintaining and renewing your landscape irrigation certificate (“ license”) including: earning and submitting continuing education credits, business permits, and two year renewal period remain the same. Your current certificate and business permit remain in effect until their expiration date.

If you have a current certificate and business permit, NO ACTION is required by you.  


New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Division of Codes & Standards
Licensing & Education
Board of Landscape Irrigation Contractors
PO Box 802
Trenton, NJ 08625-0802

Phone: (609) 984-7834
Click here to visit website – (change to the new link) :

Click here for the adopted rules concerning irrigation contractors' business permits and CECs.

NJ DEP Exams and Licensing Unit. Phone: (609) 984-7834
Click here to visit website

How To Retrieve The List of Licensed Landscape Irrigation Contractor
Click here to view

Click here for the form to report a non-licensed irrigation contractor to the state

Certification of Contractors
New Jersey Statute (C.45:5AA-01 to 11)
Requires that after December 31, 1996, all irrigation contractors must be tested and certified by the Department of Environmental Protection. Click here for more information.

Click here for the application for certification.