Training Calendar

Training Calendar

Level 1

Level 1 Registration 

Registration is now 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 – January 30 & February 1

Field practicum options:

Annapolis, MD | February 9 (snow date 3/8)

Arlington, VA | February 22 (snow date 2/27)

Norfolk, VA | February 23 (snow date 2/26) 

Lower Allen Township, PA | March 1 (snow date 3/5)

Towson, MD | March 6

Charlottesville, VA | March 8


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

Annapolis, MD | February 8-9 (snow dates 3/7-8)

Arlington, VA | February 21 – 22 (snow dates 2/26-27)

Lower Allen Township, PA | February 29 – March 1 (snow dates 3/4-5)

Charlottesville, VA | March 7-8


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) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is providing a limited number of $425 scholarships for any landscape contractors working in Pennsylvania. 2) The Campbell Foundation, through Lancaster Clean Water Partners, is providing a limited number of $200 scholarships for any municipal staff in Lancaster County, PA. 3) The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance has generous full scholarships for landscape contractors working within 50 miles of Seaford, DE. ShoreRivers has generous full scholarships for landscape professionals serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 4)Pennsylvania DCNR has funding for landscape professionals to attend Level 1 training in 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 (ISA), 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 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 class will be held in a Hybrid format. It will meet via. zoom on March 14, 15, & 21, and at an in-person field day in the DC area on March 16. 

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.