Growing Participation in Green Infrastructure Training

NGICP SealThe National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) continues to grow. A total of 106 individuals recently completed training and testing requirements to receive certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure. Cities with newly certified individuals in their workforce include

  • Baltimore;
  • Cincinnati;
  • Milwaukee;
  • Pittsburgh;
  • Fairfax, Va.;
  • Harrisburg, Pa.;
  • Kansas City, Mo.;
  • Montgomery County, Md.;  and
  • Washington, D.C.

In the two years since the program began, more than 200 individuals have earned NGICP certifications. NGICP credentials promote a skilled green infrastructure workforce, streamline the process of connecting qualified professionals with jobs, support community-based job creation in U.S. cities, and establish national standards for professionals seeking to work on green infrastructure projects.

“Green infrastructure has become a best management practice of choice for many communities around the country, and proper maintenance is an ongoing concern,” said Sandra Ralston, chair of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Stormwater Institute Advisory Committee. “By cultivating a proficient green workforce, NGICP ensures that green infrastructure continues to be an acceptable and viable stormwater management option.”

NGICP was developed by WEF and DC Water (Washington, D.C.). More training sessions and certification exams are planned for 2018 to continue growing this community of certified professionals.

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