Join the CBLP Network!

Registration is open for Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level 1 training and certification. This summer, we will offer the course in both 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

  • Online Session – July 19 & 26, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM, plus,
  • Choose one field day:
    • Blacksburg, VA – August 9
    • Seaford, DE – August 24
    • Richmond, VA – August 24
    • Lancaster, PA – August 30
    • Washington, DC – September 7
    • Derwood, MD – September 19

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

  • Richmond, VA – August 23-24
  • Lancaster, PA – August 29-30
  • Derwood, MD – September 18-19

Registration cost: $475 includes class, all materials, and examination fee.

A limited number of scholarships are available for the following – contact before you pay!

  • Landscape professionals working within 50 miles of Seaford, DE
  • Landscape contractors working in Pennsylvania
  • Municipal staff working in Lancaster County, PA

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. This course is ideal for practicing landscape professionals, as well as planning, stormwater, engineering, tree care/forestry, and horticulture/nursery professionals, government and nonprofit staff, educators, and others working on green infrastructure and conservation.

To qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs. CBLP has certified over 1100 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.