Training Calendar

Training Calendar

Level 1

Level 1 Registration 

Registration for Winter 2023 is Open!  Additional dates coming soon.

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, please return to the website to pay and choose your class.

You may take the class in any location. You must attend all sessions to sit for the exam.

The Level 1 fee is $445 and includes all training sessions, course materials and videos, and an examination fee.

Winter 2023 Level 1 Dates  Participants choose hybrid or in-person learning.

Hybrid Option (Zoom + Field)

Online Session via Zoom: January 18 & January 20, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM, PLUS,

One Field Practicum – choose from:

  • February 7 – Lower Allen Township, PA  (snow date: Feb 22)
  • February 15 – Columbia, MD (snow date: March 1)
  • February 28 – Ridgely, MD (snow date: March 6)
  • February 22 -Norfolk, VA
  • March 2 – Charlottesville, VA (snow date: March 7)
  • March 15 – Hockessin, DE (snow date: March 29)


In-Person Option – choose one:

  • January 24-25, Chevy Chase, MD (snow dates: January 31-February 1)
  • February 6-7, Lower Allen Township, PA (snow dates February 21-22)
  • February 21-22, Norfolk, VA
  • March 14-15, Hockessin, DE (snow dates March 28-29)

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.

The Campbell Foundation, through Lancaster Clean Water Partners, is providing a limited number of $200 scholarships for any municipal staff in Lancaster County, PA.

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 at CCBC, 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.   The next Level 2 class will be held November 10-12 in Lancaster, PA. 

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.