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Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification

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The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification (CBLP) is a voluntary credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain sustainable landscapes in the Bay watershed. 

Organizing partners for CBLP are the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program, VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Virginia Habitat Partners© and Wetlands Watch.  

CBLP offers two levels of training and certification: 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 in design or installation of conservation landscapes and small, residential-scale stormwater practices. Graduates of Level 1 whose business demonstrates prior experience in design/install are encouraged to continue to Level 2.

Our Landscape Professional Directory is available to search for a CBLP Professional in your area. 

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Flier

For more information about CBLP, visit and click on the "Get Certified" button, or contact:

Beth Ginter, MPSLD

Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification 

Mobile: 703-501-1208

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