It’s not too late to register for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP)’s summer Level 1 training and certification!  Take your practice to the next level and join the network of CBLP-certified professionals. This highly interactive three-day course combines online learning with a field day.

Choose one online session:

Session 2 – July 21 & 28 – OR,

Session 3 – August 10 & 17

And one in-person field day (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM):

  • August 18, Charlottesville, VA
  • August 25, Washington, DC
  • September 2, Norfolk, VA (rain date- Sept 9)
  • September 14, Chevy Chase, MD
  • September 22, Lower Allen Township, PA (Camp Hill)
  • September 30, Ridgely, MD (eastern shore)

Discounts are available for companies or organizations sending 3 or more employees to Level 1. In addition, scholarships are available for municipal government employees in Lancaster County, PA (provided by The Campbell Foundation) and in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia (provided by RISE grant funding) Email to inquire about discounts or scholarships.

About CBLP: CBLP is a voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed, and others who work in related fields in government, nonprofits, and academia.  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 and natural plant communities.

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, MNLGA, PLNA, VNLA, VSLD, VA DEQ SWM/ESC Inspectors and VA UNM. A searchable, online directory of certified professionals is available at

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 757 Level 1, and 110 Level 2 professionals.

Contact: Katie Pinkham at or 301-758-6574.