Watershed Institute Green Infrastructure Certification
A CBLP Collaboration

CBLP is pleased to partner with The Watershed Institute to bring 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.  Stormwater regulations in New Jersey are changing, and will create an increased demand for landscape professionals who understand how to implement and care for these BMPs.   Prepare to meet this demand by completing this specialized two-day training class, which is based on a core set of standards in sustainable landscaping practice.  It integrates appropriate regional resources for those who live and practice in New Jersey and surrounding areas, with materials from the CBLP training program.

This training is appropriate for landscape professionals (landscape architects, designers, contractors, horticulturists, arborists, and maintenance specialists) as well as engineers, stormwater planners, environmental scientists, local government and watershed or environmental organization staff, educators, and others in related fields.

The 2021 class will be held online February 4 & 5, followed by an in-person field practicum at The Watershed Institute in Pennington, NJ on February 12.

$450 fee includes the two-day class, materials, unlimited access to the online CBLP webinar series, and an examination fee.  We offer discounted registration to organizations or firms that send 3 or more people to the training.

Instruction and materials cover:

  • Design and installation of stormwater practices, with an emphasis on effective management practices
  • A visual system for inspecting BMPs
  • Conservation landscaping topics such as soils, invasive species, and incorporating native plants to benefit the environment

Apply for certification online,
anytime, for free.

Study Materials

Level 1 Study Guide

This study guide provides an outline of content that will be covered on the Level 1 Exam.

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping, 2013

Free reference material download or view online.

Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA) Sustainable Landscapes Manual

Download not available; purchase printed copy for $45

NJ Rutgers Green Infrastructure Manual

Jersey Friendly Plant List

Landscaping for Habitat

Organic Land Care Manual