Class: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program
Mon, February 24 @ 8:30 am EST - Fri, February 28 @ 5:00 pm EST
What is NGICP Certification?
Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and the Water Environment Federation, the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers.
Designed to meet international best-practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green work-forces, and establishing a career path for skilled GI workers.
Why Is NGICP Certification Necessary?
The program provides the foundation understanding needed to properly design and oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure. Designed to meet international best practice standards, this program provides candidates with the technical skills necessary to incorporate green infrastructure into projects successfully. This 35-hour course is the
prerequisite for the exam to achieve NGICP certification. The comprehensive program:
- Expands your green infrastructure building, inspection, and maintenance knowledge
- Provides competitive edge in the green infrastructure arena
- Offers clients a way to identify certified individuals with NGICP Certification Database
- Demonstrates an investment in your professional expertise
- Offers access to more GI project opportunities
- Shows your commitment to supporting sustainable performance of GI practices
What Skills are Taught in NGICP Certification
This course prepares you to demonstrate your competency in these green infrastructure areas:
- Bioretention (rain gardens, bioretention cells, curb extensions/bulb-outs, bioswales and stormwater planters)
- Rainwater harvesting (rain barrels and cisterns)
- Permeable pavements (porous concrete, pervious asphalt and permeable pavers)
- Green roofs and blue roofs
- Dry wells and stormwater wetlands
- A high school diploma (or equivalent) is required to be eligible for NGICP certification
Co-sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA. Register now to grow your expertise and become a part of the clean water solution.
Class Tuition: $800
The exam is currently being administered as a computer-based test at PSI Testing Centers. Approved NGICP applicants will receive an email from PSI regarding scheduling the NGICP exam. The NGICP Exam must be scheduled within one year of completion of training. There is an additional $200 fee for the exam.
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Continuing Education Credits
This program has been granted continuing education credits by APLD, LA CES, MNLA, and NOFA. Additional CEUs are being sought.
About the Presenter
Trevor Smith is the founder and Lead Designer at Land Escapes Design Inc. For 16 years Trevor has worked to improve our planet and our community through ecological landscape design and education. As past President and current Board member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), Trevor and ELA work to bring vital information, resources and educational materials to the landscape design community. Trevor has taught many classes on Green Infrastructure; is a regular contributor to landscape publications; and is a frequent lecturer at industry events.
As a company, Land Escapes Design Inc. has led the way in GSI as well as regenerative land care throughout New England. Trevor’s specialties include: Green Infrastructure, Urban Farming, Stormwater Management, Rain Harvesting, Native Plant Design, and Soil Reclamation.
Trevor’s work on Green Infrastructure projects in Boston have earned him two prestigious awards: Greenovate Boston and the EPA Environmental Merit Award. Trevor holds the following certifications: LEED Green Associate, Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist, Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, Certified Rainwater Harvesting Installer, Certified Green Roof and Wall Installer, Certified Porous Pave Installer, Certified Landscape for Life Trainer, National Green Infrastructure Certified Professional Trainer.
Trevor is the past President of the Ecological Landscape Alliance, Sustainability Board Member of the Boston Green Academy, member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, member of the United States Green Business Council, member of the Bio-nutrient Food Association, and a member of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
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