“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 next Level 2 seminar will be held March 23-25 and March 31, 2023. This will be a hybrid course, with online weekday Zoom sessions combined with a Saturday field day in the Washington, DC area.
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), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a Level 1 waiver.
Candidates who plan to take Level 2 in March 2023 must pass the Level 1 exam by March 10. Class meeting times for spring 2023:
March 23, 24, 31 – 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, via Zoom
March 25, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, field trip, DC area
Level 2 involves preparatory pre-class work, including reading, watching pre-recorded lectures, and writing a summary of a stormwater BMP project. After the seminar, participants must complete a residential project and an online open-book test to earn their Level 2 credential(s). The spring projects will be due on May 9, 2023. Please take this into account when planning your schedule.
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 Covid-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, but we encourage unvaccinated individuals to wear masks whenever they are in close proximity to others.
An in-person, 3-day Level 2 seminar will be held in Virginia in November 2023. Dates will be announced in the spring.
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 project/assessment fee
Candidates Must Verify Experience
You must submit a letter of recommendation from an employer, local government, watershed organization, client, or other partner to verify that 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]