CBLP-Buffers Certificate Course


The CBLP-Buffers certificate course includes 3 sessions:

  1. Buffer Basics Webinar – Tuesday, September 26 , 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – online via Zoom
  2. Planning & Implementation Workshop – 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Choose one:  central VA, Tuesday, October 10 | Fredrick County, MD  October 26
  3. Maintenance Workshop – 9:00 AM – 12 PM, Choose one: central VA Thursday, October 12 | Fredrick County, MD October 27

Registration for the VA location is now closed. To be added to our waitlist email katie@cblpro.org

Registration fees are:

  • CBLP-Buffers certificate course: $250 certified CBLPs/$275 general public
  • Buffer Basics webinar alone: $25 certified CBLPs/$35 general public

Due to generous funding for by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources the cost of the Maryland training has been waived for Maryland professionals.


  • Scholarship funding is generously provided by the following CBLP partners:
  • The James River Association will provide partial scholarships for applicants who work in the Middle and Upper James River watersheds in Virginia, meeting a needs-based criteria.
  • Full scholarships for contractors who work in the following Pennsylvania counties:  Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, or York, will be provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation with funding from NFWF

There are a limited number of scholarships available. To apply, please email Katie@cblpro.org prior to registering.


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This comprehensive riparian buffer training program includes 3 sessions. Participants must attend all sessions to earn the CBLP-Buffers certificate, however, there is an a la carte option to register for the “Riparian Buffer Basics” webinar, alone.

The certificate course is comprised of a series of videos, webinars, and in-person field workshops. Field workshops are held in Maryland, Pennsylvania, or Virginia. Pre-class emails, and logistics will come from Katie@cblpro.org – please add this to your address book so you don’t miss these details.

Dates and registration information for 2024 CBLP-Buffers classes will be posted here in the spring.

Workshop registration fees under $100 are non-refundable. If you must cancel, upon request, we will issue a credit equaling the cost of the class for another CBLP event. Workshop registration is transferable to another individual.

Note: Webinars will be recorded. By Joining a CBLP webinar you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. 


Additional information


Public, CBLP Pro/ CCLC Member

Planning & Implementation Field Workshop

Fredrick County, MD

Maintenance Field Workshop

Fredrick County, MD