Growing a Green Workforce: NGICP Issues First Certifications

NGICP SealA new set of individuals armed with fundamental knowledge about green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance have been certified through the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and DC Water (Washington, D.C.) issued certifications to 62 individuals who successfully passed the inaugural NGICP exam administered in December at seven U.S. locations. During the past year, the two organizations have worked with partners to develop the program’s structure, components, and requirements to meet international best-practice standards.

“Through the NGICP, we have a tremendous opportunity to reach new groups of people and to promote the implementation of [green infrastructure] projects and a skilled green workforce for the betterment of our communities, our economy, and our environment,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill.

Additional NGICP training sessions are expected to be held in the spring and fall, according to a WEF news release.

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