Registration is now open for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level 1 training and certification.

In Person Option – two full days in person – one classroom and one in the field:

February 8th – 9th: Annapolis, MD.

February 21st – 22nd: Arlington, VA.

February 29th – March 1st: Lower Allen Township, PA.

March 7th – 8th: Charlottesville, VA.
Discounts are available for companies or organizations sending three or more employees to Level 1. Shore Rivers is providing full scholarships to landscape professionals working on the eastern shore of Maryland. PA DCNR is providing generous support for landscape professionals who work in PA and are interested in lawn conversion to attend CBLP Level 1 training. This funding will cover $400 of the $475 registration fee.
Email and ask about discounts or scholarships before paying.

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. 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 1000 Level 1, and 134 Level 2 professionals. A searchable, online directory of certified professionals is available online:
Contact: Katie Pinkham at or 301-758-6574.