Training Calendar

Level 1

Winter 2020-21 Level Registration is Open!

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, Level 1 is being taught as a hybrid online + field course. Participants will choose one online session comprised of two half day classes and one in-person field practicum.

Online Sessions (choose one)

Session 1: December 1 & 8, 2020, 9 AM – 12 PM

Session 2: January 19 & 26, 2021, 9 AM – 12 PM

Session 3: February 10 & 17, 2021, 9 AM – 12 PM


Field Practicums (choose one), 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

January 27, 2021 – Arlington, VA (snow date: February 3)

February 18, 2021 – Lancaster, PA (snow date: February 26)

February 23, 2021 – Annapolis, MD (snow date: March 2)

February 26, 2021 – Norfolk, VA (snow date: March 5)

Fredericksburg, VA – TBA

March 9, 2021 – Columbia, MD (snow date: March 16)

Attendance on three dates is required. 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 and sit for the exam in any location.

The Level 1 fee is $445 and includes three training sessions, course materials and videos, and an examination fee. Discounts are available for firms or organizations that send 3 or more staff, and for pros who work in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Please contact to inquire.

Take $50 off your registration if you register for winter training by November 15, 2020.  Find a coupon on our Facebook page

CEUs are available from: American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES), Association of Professional Landscape Designers, 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.

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.

CBLP Level 1 candidates may take the exam in any location.  Candidates will sign up for the exam after training. Additional dates 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. The fee is $580 for one credential or $630 for both.

Typically, Level 2 is held twice each year. The November 2020 seminar is full and registration is closed.  To be placed on a waiting list or if you are interested in attending in 2021, please fill out the free online application. We expect to announce 2021 dates in fall 2020.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, Level 2 will be a hybrid online + field course, comprised of a series of four half-day meetings:

Thursday, November 5, AM, online

Friday, November 6, AM, online

Saturday, November 7, midday, field trip in the Washington, DC area

Friday, November 13, AM, online

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.