Level 1 Training Package – $445
(Required for certification; Includes a two day synchronous online class, a full day in-person field practicum, access to webinar series and exam prep tutorials, CBLP Maintenance Manual, and online exam)
Summer 2020 Update: CBLP Level 1 has now been converted into a hybrid course, which blends interactive online learning with self study and an in-person field practicum. Participants will select an online session (made up of two, half day, live instruction, classes) and then the an in-person field practicum in the location most convenient to them.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 dates are subject to change, but we offer a flexible cancellation policy. Should the need arise to postpone or cancel a class, registrants will have an opportunity to move to a future date of their choice.
Online Class Sessions
Session 1: July 28 & August 4, 9am-12pm Class is full Session 2: August 19 & 26, 9am-12pm Class is full
Session 3: September 2 & 9, 9 am – 12 pm New dates!
In-Person Field Practicum
Annapolis, MD: August 28th Class is full
Norfolk, VA: September 10 (rain date Sept. 24)
Derwood, MD: September 15 Class is Full Lower Allen Township (Camp Hill), PA: September 30 Class is Full
Charlottesville, VA: October 5
Derwood, MD October 7th New Date!
One 3-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, and for pros who work in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Please contact Katie@cblpro.org to inquire. Additionally- visit our Facebook page to find a coupon for $75 off until July 22nd!
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
Virginia Beach, VA – Wednesday, September 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
The Level 1 exam is also now offered online. Candidates may take the exam online or in person after completing training.
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. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the August 2020 seminar has been postponed. The next Level 2 will be held in November 2020 as 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
Additional information and times will be available by August 2020.
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.