CBLP Level 1 Training – Register Now!
Registration is open for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification training, on December 12-13, in Harrisonburg, VA.
In October, CBLP will announce dates for our winter classes, which will be held in various locations between January and March 2018. CBLP is a new voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed.
Visit http://cblpro.org/get-certified/ for information, and to apply for certification.
CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:
- Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with emphasis on how to properly maintain stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
- Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs
Level 1 training consists of one two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping and stormwater best management practices, with a field-based maintenance practicum. CBLP’s active learning program focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice. Candidates also receive unlimited access to CBLP’s online webinar series on sustainable landscaping topics, and may participate in a live exam preparation webinar. Level 1 certification exams will be given in multiple locations. Because this is a Bay-wide credential, candidates may take the class or exam in any location. The Level 1 fee is $425.
A searchable, online directory of over 100 CBLP landscape professionals certified during the pilot program is available at http://cblpro.org/directory/
Candidates for Level 1 must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience in landscape design, installation, or maintenance. In order to qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs. To date, CBLP has certified 158 Level 1 and 22 Level 2 professionals from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Eventutally, CBLP will be offered in all states in the Bay watershed.
For more information, visit http://cblpro.org or contact: Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org