Training Calendar

Training Calendar

Level 1

Level 1 Registration 

Registration for Summer 2024 is open!

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

Registration is a 2-step process. Before signing up for a class, you must submit an online application. Once the application is approved, you will receive an auto-reply email.  Then, you may return to the website to pay and choose your dates.

The Level 1 fee is $475 and includes all training sessions, course materials and videos, and an examination fee. You must attend all required sessions to sit for the exam.

Participants choose hybrid or in-person learning. If you choose hybrid, you will attend the classroom session online on two half-days and you must also complete a one-day field practicum.  If you choose in-person, you will select one of the 2-day locations.

HYBRID OPTION (choose online sessions plus one field practicum):  

Online classes – July 30 & August 1

Field practicum options:

Columbia, MD | August 15  this session is full

Washington, DC | August 22

Wilmington, DE | August 21

Blacksburg, VA | September 6

Easton, MD | September 11

Richmond, VA | September 12

Lancaster, PA | September 26

IN-PERSON OPTION (choose one 2-day session):

Columbia, MD | August 14-15  this session is full

Hockessin/Wilmington, DE | August 20-21

Easton, MD | September 10-11

Richmond, VA | September 11-12

Lancaster, PA | September 25-26


Scholarships & Discounts

Email and ask about discounts or scholarships before paying.

Discounts are available for companies or organizations sending three or more employees to Level 1.  Current scholarships include: 1) ShoreRivers has generous full scholarships for landscape professionals serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 2) Pennsylvania DCNR will provide funding for landscape professionals working in PA. 3) Wetlands Watch will provide partial scholarships to eligible participants located in southwest Virginia  4) Scholarships are available from the CCLC Scotty Scholars fund. For more details go here.

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 (ISA), Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association, Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association, Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, Virginia DEQ Stormwater Inspectors and Planners.

If you are a student in HORT 127 at CCBC or ACH 113 at AACC, please register with this form.

Level 1 Exam Dates

The Level 1 exam is now offered online.  Candidates may take the exam online  after completing training. The cost of the exam is included in the course registration fee.  Testing accommodations are available; please inquire.

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 Intensive Seminar will be held November 14, 15, and 16 in the Annapolis, MD, area.

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.


The Watershed Institute Green Infrastructure certification (WIGI) is a collaboration with The Watershed Institute that brings an adapted version of the Level 1 training to professionals in New Jersey who design, install and maintain stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and conservation landscapes.  For more information visit the WIGI course page. 

Scotty Guinn Dilworth (1965-2022), was a certified CBLP and small business owner of SG Designs, an award winning and innovative sustainable landscape design firm in the Richmond Area. In honor of Scotty, CCLC has created a CBLP scholarship fund, Scotty Scholars.

The purpose of the Scotty Guinn Dilworth Scholarship fund is to pay forward Scotty’s legacy as a conservation landscape designer, career-changer and small business owner to the next generations.

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