Training Calendar

Training Calendar

Level 1

Level 1 Registration 

Registration for the Winter 2022 Level 1 session is open!

Level 1 is our baseline credential in sustainable landscaping and green infrastructure.  This class is currently being taught as a hybrid online + field course. Participants will choose one online session comprised of two half day classes plus one in-person field practicum. Attendance on all three dates is required.

Online sessions:

Session 1: January 11 & 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM  full

Session 2: January 26 & February 2, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM full

Session 3: February 8 & 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Field sessions will be held in:

February 4, 2022 – Washington, DC (snow date Feb 11)

February 8, 2022 – Seaford, DE (snow date Feb 14)

February 16, 2022 – Lancaster, PA (snow date Feb 25)

February 22, 2022 – Norfolk, VA (snow date Feb 28)

March 2, 2022 – Fredericksburg, VA (snow date March 7)

March 4, 2022 – Annapolis, MD (snow date March 11)

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.

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.

Scholarships provided by partnering organizations are currently available for the following:  landscape contractors who work within 50 miles of Seaford, DE; landscape professionals and any municipal staff who work in Lancaster County, PA.  Please contact to inquire.

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.   

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

Thursday, March 24, online

Friday, March 25, online

Saturday, March 26, midday, Washington DC area field class

Wednesday, March 30, 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.