Level 1 Certification Training Package



  • Required 2-day online training class (half day sessions) 9AM-12PM
  • Required 1 full day in person field day.
  • Access to Level 1 webinar series and exam prep video tutorials
  • CBLP Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Manual (handed out at practicum)
  • Registration and fee for written exam



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Candidates will choose an online session time, and one location for their in-person field practicum.

The online class sessions will be done with live instruction via Zoom. To participate fully we strongly suggest you use a computer or tablet with microphone and video capability.

During this pandemic, our safety and the safety of our staff, guests, and instructors is of great importance to us. We will follow CDC social distancing and hygiene protocols for all field days. Everyone will be required to bring and wear a mask or other face covering during those classes where we gather in person. We will follow to all local and state guidelines with respect to meetings and events.

The Level 1 exam is currently being offered online, details will be shared with you after training is completed. We will return to in-person tests when we can safely do so.

By registering for this course, you have agreed to the following cancellation policy:Cancellations made at least THREE (3) WEEKS prior to event start dates may receive a refund for the cost of the class minus a $35 processing fee. Registration may be transferred to an alternative Level 1 date at any time, without penalty. Participants who wish to request a refund or date change must notify CBLP by email. CBLP will notify you of any changes in schedule related to inclement weather.  Should we need to cancel or reschedule a class, date change/refund fees will be waived.

Additional information

Level 1 Training Dates

Session 1: December 1 & 8, Session 2: January 19 & 26, Session 3: February 10 &17

Field Day Location

Arlington, VA January 27 (snow date 2/3), Lancaster, PA February 18 (snow date 2/26), Annapolis, MD February 23 (snow date 3/2), Norfolk, VA February 26 (snow date 3/5), Columbia, MD March 9 (snow date 3/16), Fredericksburg, VA March 2 (snow date 3/12)