Register – Level 2

“A lot more new information than I expected. VERY VALUABLE”

“… really fantastic and useful. This is the training that I’ve been wanting!”

“… gets us thinking of the process holistically from start to finish.”

“I walked away from the class with much more confidence as a BMP / stormwater designer and installer.”

“… very excited to be able to take my projects to the next level.”

– comments from previous Level 2 participants

The Fall 2021 Level 2 intensive seminar will be held November 11, 12, 13, and 17. Level 2 will be taught as a hybrid online + live field class.  Registration is open!


The online + field format allows flexibility in scheduling and reduces the need for travel. Participants attend a one-day field trip in the Washington, DC area, on November 13.  The other sessions are held synchronously, via Zoom.  The seminar includes online interactive sessions, homework assignments, group and individual exercises, and a field trip, plus an optional social event in DC.

Pre-class assignments (readings, pre-recorded lectures, and worksheets) will be made available in early October.

After the seminar, participants must complete a project and an online open-book test, by December 17.

Level 2 topics include detailed site analysis, soil and vegetation protection during construction, using natural plant communities as reference landscapes to inspire design, and an in-depth focus on stormwater BMP design and installation, with an eye toward long-term management success. CBLP is focused on creating a connected community of like-minded professionals, and this fast-paced and dynamic class allows dedicated time for networking and socializing with participants and instructors.

To apply for Level 2, you must have already passed the Level 1 exam (or plan to complete the exam by October 24), and must have experience in design and/or installation of stormwater practices. It is possible for highly experienced professionals to test for Level 1 without completing the course. Please contact if you are interested in a Level 1 waiver.

Candidates who plan to take Level 2 in fall 2021 must pass the Level 1 exam by October 24.

CBLP will follow CDC safety and hygiene protocols when we gather in person, and will abide by all local and state guidelines for gatherings, which means we cannot rule out Coronavirus-related cancellations.  We have instituted a flexible change policy in case you or we need to postpone. Face masks are no longer required for outdoor classes.

Fees for Level 2

You may choose to seek one certification or both. Payment plans are available- please just ask us!

One certification, CBLP-D (design) or CBLP-I (installation) – $580

Two certifications, CBLP-D and CBLP-I – $630

The fee includes:

  • Instruction, field trip, and materials
  • Final assessment fee

Candidates Must Verify Experience

You must submit a letter of recommendation from an employer, local government, watershed organization, or other partner that verifies you have some experience designing and/or installing stormwater practices and/or other conservation landscaping. To apply, please complete the brief form, below and click submit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Level Two Registration

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