Registration is now open for 2017 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification. CBLP is a new voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed.  Visit for information about dates and fees, and to apply for certification.

The two-day Level 1 training classes are being held May-July 2017 in Baltimore, Annapolis, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Lancaster, PA.

CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:

  • Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with emphasis on how to properly maintain stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
  • Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs

A searchable, online directory of CBLP-certified landscape professionals is available at

Candidates for Level 1 must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience in landscape design, installation, or maintenance. In order to qualify for Level 2, professionals must first complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs.

For more information, visit or contact: Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator,