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National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP)

Section number : 001
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Green infrastructure (GI) has become a critical component to comprehensive stormwater management. Successful implementation of green infrastructure requires access to adequately skilled workforce available to perform the installation, inspection, and maintenance tasks.

Landscaping, city planning, public works, and stormwater managing can all benefit from the knowledge and skills to ensure that green infrastructure projects are installed and maintained properly to support long-term performance.

By underscoring your competency in these areas, certification increases your competitiveness in the job market, and provides a pathway to higher paying positions.

The benefits of becoming certified by the NGICP include:
  • Expansion of your skills and knowledge of building, inspecting and maintaining GI systems
  • Greater awareness of GI career opportunities
  • Proof of your commitment to supporting sustainable performance of GI practices
  • Exposure to employers looking to hire skilled GI workers through the NGICP Certification Database
The training is 35-40 hours and includes approximately 25 hours of classroom time (lecture and interactive exercises) and 10 hours of field visits to green infrastructure sites.  We provide a class review at the end of the training to help participants prepare for the certification exam. Participants must be in attendance for the entire class.  No make-up sessions are available.

While Parkland College provides the NGICP training, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) administers the certification exam.  WEF will administer the certification exam at the training site on the last day of the class (Aug. 31).  A link to register with WEF for the exam will be provided to those who register for this class on or by August 20, 2018.

Class Details

10 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Business Training & Community Education
  Parkland College - Main Campus.

Instructor : Heidi Leuszler 



Please read:  -$975 fee only includes training. The $200 certification exam is paid directly to WEF. -A link to register with WEF for the exam will be provided to those who register for this class. -Lunch will be provided each day. -Field trips will be taken, dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. -The NGICP involves meeting the eligibility criteria (proof of high school education/GED and completion of 35 hour GI training course), submitting a certification application form and fees to WEF, taking the exam and receiving a passing grade. -For more certification information, please visit



Registration Closes On
Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/27/2018 - 8/31/2018 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Champaign, Business Training & Community Education  Map, Room: J125 Heidi Leuszler 
8/27/2018 - 8/31/2018 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Champaign, Parkland College - Main Campus  Map, Room: L124 Heidi Leuszler 

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