Training Calendar

Training Calendar

Level 1

Level 1 Registration 

Registration for the Sumer Level 1 session is now Open.  The summer session will be held July-September 2022.  

Level 1 is our baseline credential that covers design, installation, and management of sustainable landscaping and green infrastructure.

Summer 2022 participants will choose one of these two options:

Hybrid Option – two half-day interactive online classes via Zoom plus one full day field practicum

Online Session 1 – July 20 & 27, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM  or

Online Session 2 – August 11 & 18, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Field Day Choices- August 26- Ridgely, MD; August 31 – Derwood, MD now full; September 9 – State College, PA; September 21- Arlington, VA; September 29- Richmond, VA


In Person Option – two full days in person – one classroom and one in the field

August 30-31 – Derwood, MD

September 8-9 – State College, PA

September 28-29 – Richmond, VA

Registration is a 2-step process. Before signing up for a class, you must submit an online application. Once the application is approved, please return to the website to pay and choose your class.

Each class, led by regional experts, incorporates classroom work with a field-based practicum and BMP inspection/verification training. CBLP emphasizes critical thinking, interactive learning, and collaborative practice.

You may take the class in any location. You must attend all sessions to sit for the exam.

The Level 1 fee is $445 and includes three training sessions, course materials and videos, and an examination fee.

Discounts are available for companies or organizations sending three or more employees to Level 1. The Campbell Foundation, through Lancaster Clean Water Partners, is providing a limited number of $200 scholarships for any municipal staff in Lancaster County, PA. The Nanticoke River Alliance is offering s $395 scholarship to contractors within a 50 mile radius of Seaford, DE.  Email and ask about discounts or scholarships before paying.

CEUs are available from: American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES), Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association, Delaware Urban Nutrient Managers, International Society of Arboriculture, Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association, Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association, Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, Virginia Urban Nutrient Managers, Virginia DEQ Stormwater Inspectors.

If you are a student in HORT 127, please register with this form.

Level 1 Exam Dates

The Level 1 exam is now offered online.  Candidates may take the exam online or in person after completing training. Due to the pandemic, we are not currently offering the exam in person, but we will resume doing so when it is safe. The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee.

Additional dates for in person exams, when available, will be posted here.

Level 2

Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation of stormwater BMPs. You must be a CBLP Level 1-certified professional to enroll in the 3-day Level 2 Intensive Seminar. If you are a highly-experienced professional, you may be eligible for a Level 1 waiver.  

The fee is $580 for one credential or $630 for both.

Typically, Level 2 is held twice each year.   The next Level 2 class will be held November 10-12 in Lancaster, PA. 

Click the orange button below to find more information and to register.


CBLP offers a variety of advanced training workshops on various topics, throughout the year.  Visit our Workshops page for more details and registration information.