The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program announces a newly-revised Level 1 training for summer 2020.

Participants will choose one online session, which will run from 9 AM – 12 PM each day:    Session 1: July 28 & Aug 4  OR  Session 2: August 19 & 26

Online sessions will be followed by full-day field practicums. Participants choose one field day (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM) in one of the following locations:
Norfolk, VA – September 10 (Sept 24 rain date)
Derwood/Rockville, MD – September 15
Lower Allen Township, PA – September 30
Charlottesville, VA – October 5

Level 1 registration is online:  Register by July 22 and use the coupon 6FEETAPART for a $75 discount.  For those working in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, RISE grant funding will provide an additional discount. Email and ask about RISE scholarships.

About CBLP: CBLP is a voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed.  Visit for information, and to apply for certification. CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:  Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, emphasizing proper management of stormwater best management practices (BMPs).  Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs.

CBLP course attendees may earn continuing education credits from numerous professional organizations including ASLA, APLD, MNLGA, PLNA, VNLA, VSLD, VA DEQ SWM/ESC Inspectors and VA UNM.

A searchable, online directory of certified professionals is available at

Contact: Katie Pinkham at or 301-758-6574.