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Level 1

Level 1 candidates will use the Study Guide and key references to prepare for the exam. Candidates also have unlimited access to the pre-recorded Level 1 webinar series, which provides an introduction to many topics covered in the Study Guide, and may be used to supplement learning.

Level 1 participants choose hybrid or in-person learning. The hybrid sessions are online ,on two half-days, followed by a one-day field practicum.  In person sessions are taught in two days – one in the classroom and one in the field.  A participant must complete all classes.  Upon completion of the class, candidates will receive a link to take the exam online.

Level 1 Study Guide

This study guide provides an outline of content that will be covered on the Level 1 Exam.

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping, 2023

Free reference material download or purchase online here.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Native Plants, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Guide, 2003

Free reference material available to download

Basic Principles of Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Management in the Chesapeake Bay Region

Free reference material available to download

Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) Rainscaping BMP Manual, 2015

Free reference material available to view online

Habitat Gardening for Wildlife, Virginia Master Gardener Handbook, 2015.

Free reference material available to download

CBLP Sustainable Landscapes Maintenance Manual

Reference material available online as a free download or purchase a printed copy for $45

Learn more about our award-winning maintenance manual

Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA) Sustainable Landscapes Manual

Download not available; purchase printed copy for $55

Additional L1 References

Free reference material available to download

CBLP Webinar Series

This series is free with the CBLP certification package, but also available for landscape professionals not seeking certification. To view the list of webinars, go  here  

Level 2

Level 2 Study Guide

This study guide includes material that will be covered during the Level 2 Intensive Seminar.