The pilot program is now closed, but you may still apply for certification on the website.
Our 2017 training schedule will be announced soon.
Launching 2017 in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Program is a system of certification materials and training that will create a network of certified professionals who will be better stormwater partners and environmental stewards.
Our 2016 pilot program certified 113 Level 1 professionals, and 21 Level 2 advanced design and installation professionals. To find a certified professional, explore our searchable directory.
We will announce our next cycle of training in March 2017.
The certification will eventually be available across the Bay Watershed.
What is the Certification?
The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Certification is a new, voluntary credential system for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes.
The credential training and examination are based on a core set of standards in sustainable landscaping emphasizing stormwater retrofit best practices and conservation landscaping with native plants to benefit the environment.
Why You Need it
Across the six states and District of Columbia in Bay watersheds, local governments, non-governmental organizations and neighborhoods are asking land owners and landscapers to increase the use of these small, residential-scale practices for a healthier Chesapeake Bay.
Gaining the CBLP credential will help you connect with potential employers, and ultimately ensure that these practices function properly, in order to meet runoff, sediment and nutrient reduction goals.
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