Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Training

Join the CBLP network of conservation and green infrastructure professionals this summer.

Now is the time to register if you prefer the hybrid online + field class!

The online sessions are held on the mornings of July 19 & 26.  Then, choose one of the following field days: August 9, Blacksburg, VA; August 24, Richmond, VA; August 24, Seaford, DE; August 30, Lancaster, PA; September 7, Washington, DC; September 19, Derwood, MD

If you prefer two days in person, join us for one of these:

  • August 23-24, Richmond, VA
  • August 29-30, Lancaster, PA
  • September 18-19, Derwood, MD

There are several limited, “first come, first served” scholarship options for Level 1 this summer. Discounted registration is available to: Municipal staff in Lancaster County, PA; Landscape professionals who work in Pennsylvania; Landscape contractors who work within 50 miles of Seaford, DE; Landscape professionals who work on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Email and ask about discounts or scholarships before paying.

About CBLP: CBLP is a voluntary, regional credential covering design, install, and maintenance of green infrastructure and conservation landscapes in the Bay watershed. Visit for information, and to apply. CBLP offers two levels of training:  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’s active learning program engages participants to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice skills. We focus on the unique ecology and regulatory environment of the Bay region, but all are welcome to attend. CBLP course attendees may earn continuing education credits from numerous professional organizations including ASLA, APLD, DNLA, MNLGA, PLNA, VNLA, VSLD, VA DEQ SWM/ESC Inspectors and VA UNM.

Level 1 candidates must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience. To qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs. CBLP has certified over 1100 Level 1, and 130 Level 2 professionals. A searchable, online directory of certified professionals is available online:

Our next Level 2 training will be in Richmond, VA, November 9-11.  You must complete the Level 1 exam by October 15.


CBLP Level 1 Summer 2023