The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program announces a newly-revised Level 1 training for summer 2020.
This highly interactive three-day course will combine online learning with a field day. In addition to the safety benefits of remote learning, this course will:
- Incorporate the expertise of all eight certified CBLP instructors from across the region.
- Reduce time and expenses for those who ordinarily would travel to attend Level 1.
- Incorporate pre-recorded lectures and videos so online class time focus is discussion and interaction.
Participants will choose one online session, which will run from 9 AM – 12 PM each day: Session 1: July 28 & Aug 4 OR Session 2: August 19 & 26
Online sessions will be followed by full-day field practicums. Participants choose one field day (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM) in one of the following locations:
Norfolk, VA – September 10 (Sept 24 rain date)
Derwood/Rockville, MD – September 15
Lower Allen Township, PA – September 30
Charlottesville, VA – October 5
Level 1 registration is online: https://cblpro.org/training-calendar/ Register by July 22 and use the coupon 6FEETAPART for a $75 discount. For those working in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, RISE grant funding will provide an additional discount. Email email@example.com and ask about RISE scholarships.
CBLP will follow CDC safety and hygiene protocols for outdoor field days, and will abide by all local and state guidelines for gatherings, which means we cannot rule out virus-related cancellations. We have instituted a flexible change policy in case you or we need to postpone. Masks or other face coverings will be required.
About CBLP: CBLP is a 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, emphasizing proper management 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. We focus on the unique ecology and regulatory environment of the Bay region, but all are welcome to attend. CBLP course attendees may earn continuing education credits from numerous professional organizations including ASLA, APLD, MNLGA, PLNA, VNLA, VSLD, VA DEQ SWM/ESC Inspectors and VA UNM. A searchable, online directory of certified professionals is available at http://cblpro.org/directory/.
Level 1 candidates must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience. To qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs. CBLP has certified 593 Level 1, and 81 Level 2 professionals.
Contact: Katie Pinkham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-758-6574.