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Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional - Level 1 Training
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Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional - Level 1 Training

7/30/2018 to 7/31/2018

When: 2 day training course July 30 - 31, 2018
8 am start
Where: Penn State University
State College, PA  
United States
Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator

Phone: 703-501-1208

CBLP Level 1 Training – Register Now!

Registration is open for 2018 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification. CBLP is a new voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed. Visit 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, emphasizing proper maintenance of stormwater best management practices (BMPs)

• Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs

CBLP’s active learning program engages participants to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice skills.

Level 1 consists of one two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping (native plants, natural communities, habitat, soils, invasives management) and stormwater BMPs, with a field-based maintenance practicum. The class also covers BMP inspection and verification protocols. Level 1 candidates are required to pass a written examination after the class.

Candidates receive unlimited access to CBLP’s online webinar series on sustainable landscaping topics and a copy of CBLP’s sustainable landscape maintenance manual. Additional resources are available via free download or purchase.

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, including the exam, webinars, and materials, is $425.

The next Level 2 Intensive Seminar will be held June 21-23, 2018.

Level 1 candidates must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related green infrastructure field, or have professional experience.

To qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs. To date, CBLP has certified 233 Level 1, and 35 Level 2 professionals from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Eventually, CBLP will be offered in all states in the Bay watershed.
For more information, visit or contact: Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator,

For additional information and to register, please click here:

PCH CEUs are available for participation.

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