Monday, January 6, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Certification Training Set For Jan. 27-28 In Lancaster

Registration is now open for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional certification training, a voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed.  
CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:
-- Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, emphasizing proper management of stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
-- Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs
A Level 1 training course is scheduled for January 27-28 in Lancaster.
The Level 2 Intensive Seminars will be held August 13-15, in Lancaster and in November in the DC area. 
CBLP’s active learning program engages participants to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice skills focused on the unique ecology and regulatory environment of the Bay region, but all are welcome to attend.
Level 1 consists of one two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping (native plants, natural communities, habitat, soils, invasive plant 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, as well as access to exam preparation tutorials. Additional resources are available via free download or purchase.
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 506 Level 1, and 79 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.
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 of $445 covers the course, exam, and materials.
CBLP course attendees may earn continuing education credits from numerous professional organizations including ASLA, APLD, MNLGA, PLNA, VNLA, and VSLD, as well as others
To register or for more information, visit the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional  website.  Questions should be directed to Katie Pinkham by sending email to:
[Posted: January 6, 2020]

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