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National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

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Register by December 15 to receive a $50 discount.

Become certified. Be the solution. Be a leader in managing your natural water assets in a sustainable way.  Help shape the future landscape of Illinois and beyond!  Green infrastructure (GI) has become a critical component and the standard of comprehensive stormwater management. GI is a cost-effective approach for managing stormwater and requires skilled and certified individuals. Landscaping, city planning, public works, and stormwater managing can all benefit from the knowledge and skills to ensure GI projects are installed and maintained properly to support long-term performance and a positive impact on communities.

Certification increases your competitiveness in the job market and provides a pathway to higher-paying positions. Benefits of certifying in NGICP:
  • 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
Training is 35 hours and includes approximately 25 hours of classroom time (lecture and interactive exercises) and 10 hours of field visits to green infrastructure sites. An evening networking and social event is scheduled for May 16 with local experts and like-minded, passionate individuals. You must attend the entire 35-hour class to be eligible for the certification exam. No make-up sessions are available. While Parkland College provides the NGICP training, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) administers the certification exam at PSI testing locations.  Approved NGICP applicants will receive an email from PSI regarding scheduling the NGICP exam. Applicants will not be able to schedule their exam until approximately five business days after the training ends.  The NGICP exam must be scheduled within one year of completion of training.

Class Details

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

Location : Parkland College - Main Campus Location : 
  Parkland College - Main Campus.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Carolyn (Eliana) Brown  2.Heidi Leuszler 

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Please read:  Register by December 15 to receive a $50 discount. Field trips will be taken, dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Fee includes training and one networking social event during the week. The certification exam ($200) is paid to WEF. NGICP certification requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and completion of the exam training course. For more information on certification, visit



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/13/2020 - 1/17/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Champaign, Parkland College - Main Campus  Map, Room: U142 Heidi Leuszler  ; Carolyn (Eliana) Brown 
1/13/2020 - 1/16/2020 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Champaign, Parkland College - Main Campus  Map, Room: L124 Heidi Leuszler  ; Carolyn (Eliana) Brown 

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