Join the network of over 1000 certified CBLP professionals!

Registration is open for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level 1 training and certification. The hybrid sessions have filled, but space is available for in person classes- one day in the classroom and one in the field:

  • January 24-25 – Chevy Chase, MD
  • February 6-7 – Lower Allen Township, PA
  • February 21-22 – Norfolk, VA
  • March 14-15 – Hockessin, DE

Discounts are always available for companies or organizations sending three or more employees to Level 1.  ShoreRivers is providing full scholarships for landscape professionals working on the eastern shore of Maryland. The Campbell Foundation, through Lancaster Clean Water Partners, is providing a limited number of $200 scholarships for any municipal staff in Lancaster County, PA. 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.