National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) Hosted by NOFA

06/03/2019 08:00 AM - 06/07/2019 04:00 PM ET


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 a competitive edge in the green infrastructure arena
  • Offers clients a way to identify certified individuals with NGICP Certification Database
  • Demonstrates investment in your professional expertise
  • Offers access to more GI project opportunities
  • Shows your commitment to supporting the 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

Class tuition  $800 (Certification Exam Extra)

Register now to grow your expertise and become a part of the clean water solution.


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 has 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