Registration for Summer 2024 is open!

Level 1 is our baseline credential that covers design, installation, and management of sustainable landscapes and green infrastructure. Each class, led by regional experts, incorporates classroom work with a field-based practicum and BMP inspection/verification training. CBLP emphasizes critical thinking, interactive learning, and collaborative practice.

Registration is a 2-step process. Before signing up for a class, you must submit an online application. Once the application is approved, you will receive an auto-reply email.  Then, you may return to the website to pay and choose your dates.

The Level 1 fee is $475 and includes all training sessions, course materials and videos, and an examination fee. You must attend all required sessions to sit for the exam.

Participants choose hybrid or in-person learning. If you choose hybrid, you will attend the classroom session online on two half-days and you must also complete a one-day field practicum.  If you choose in-person, you will select one of the 2-day locations.


HYBRID OPTION (choose online sessions plus one field practicum):  

Online classes – July 30 & August 1

Field practicum options:

Columbia, MD | August 15

Washington, DC | August 22

Newark, DE | August 21

Blacksburg, VA | TBA

Easton, MD | September 11

Richmond, VA | September 12

Lancaster, PA | September 26

IN-PERSON OPTION (choose one 2-day session):

Columbia, MD | August 14-15

Hockessin/Newark, DE | August 20-21

Easton, MD | September 10-11

Richmond, VA | September 11-12

Lancaster, PA | September 25-26


Scholarships & Discounts

Email and ask about discounts or scholarships before paying.

Discounts are available for companies or organizations sending three or more employees to Level 1.  Current scholarships include: 1) The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance has generous full scholarships for landscape contractors working within 50 miles of Seaford, DE. 2) ShoreRivers has generous full scholarships for landscape professionals serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 4) Pennsylvania DCNR will provide funding for landscape professionals working in PA. 5) Scholarships are available from the CCLC Scotty Scholars fund. For more details go here.

CEUs Are Available From: American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES), Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association, Delaware Urban Nutrient Managers, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association, Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association, Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, Virginia Urban Nutrient Managers, Virginia DEQ Stormwater Inspectors.