The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council launched the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Certification as a pilot this fall. The voluntary credential is targeted to professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes. Training and examination emphasizes stormwater retrofit best practices and conservation landscaping with native plants to benefit the environment.
Professionals in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. may participate in this fall’s pilot program.
The credential will be offered at two levels. Level 1 is a baseline credential in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, with emphasis on how to properly maintain stormwater best management practices. Level 2 is an advanced credential for professionals experienced in design or installation of conservation landscapes with emphasis on small, residential-scale stormwater retrofit best practices.
Once the pilot is completed, the program will be launched across the Chesapeake Watershed in 2017. To keep tabs on their progress and to learn how to become certified, visit the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional website.
NewTerrain August 15, 2016