Join the CBLP community of over 900 certified pros this summer!  Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level 1 training and certification dates and details are online:  New for this session we will offer two options:  a fully in-person format, and a hybrid, online/field format. Both options balance highly interactive course content with a field day.

Hybrid Option – One online session comprised of two half-day interactive online classes via Zoom, plus one full day, in person, field practicum. Choose one online session:

  • Session 1 – July 20 & 27, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Session 2 – August 11 & 18, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

And one field day: August 26- Ridgely, MD; August 31 – Derwood, MD; September 9 – State College, PA; September 21- Arlington, VA; or September 29- Richmond, VA


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

  • August 30-31: Derwood, MD
  • September 8-9: State College, PA
  • September 28-29: Richmond, VA

Discounts are available for companies or organizations sending three or more employees to Level 1. The Campbell Foundation, through Lancaster Clean Water Partners, is providing $200 scholarships for municipal staff in Lancaster County, PA. The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, with funding from DNREC is offering $395 scholarships for contractors who work within 50 miles of Seaford, DE. 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. CEUs from numerous partner organizations are available.