Training Calendar

Level 1

Level 1 Training Package – $425

(Required for certification; Includes one 2-day class, webinar series, CBLP Maintenance Manual, and exam)

Ellicott City, MD – September 10-11, 2019   This class is full.  Please email to be added to our waiting list.

Richmond, VA – September 10-11, 2019 

Our next training cycle will be fall/winter 2019-20. We will post dates here, as they become available.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day

One 2-day class 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.

Discounts are available for firms or organizations that send 3 or more staff. Please contact to inquire.

CEUs are available from: 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

Virginia Beach, VA – Friday, September 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Millersville, MD – Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lancaster, PA – Thursday, September 19, 8:30 – 11:30 AM

Ellicott City, MD – Tuesday, October 1, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Richmond, VA – Thursday, October 17, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Derwood, MD – Friday, November 22, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Virginia Beach, VA – Tuesday, January 14, 4:00 – 7:00 PM


CBLP Level 1 candidates may take the exam in any location once they have completed training.  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.
Level 2 is held twice each year.  The next Level 2 seminar will be held August 15-17, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA.  We expect that Level 2 will return to the DC area in late fall 2019, and will travel to PA in summer 2020.
Click the orange button below to find more information and to register.