Take advantage of the many resources for landscape professionals in the northwest!
Seattle Public Utilities
SPU provides many resources for landscapers to learn about sustainable gardening practices in the northwest. From landscape management plans you can peruse to Soils for Salmon BMPs, this website is the place to go for constructive resources.
RainWise Rebate Program Training for Professionals
Training is provided free of charge for professionals interested in participating as a vendor in the RainWise rebate program. Attendance is required at all three days of training in order to be qualified to participate in the rebate program. Become versed in the requirements for rebates for raingarden and cistern installations. Currently approved vendors can attend for a refresher one or all three days. Current training opportunities can be found at Brown Paper Tickets online.
eco-PRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional
EcoPRO training and certification for landscape professionals is available to certify you in sustainable landscape practices in Washington State. They offer a 4-day course for working professionals to help prepare for the certification exam. The training covers reducing chemical use, conserving water, building soil, and creating healthy beautiful landscapes.
Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
WSNLA supports and educates the professional horticulture community in Washington State through their Pro-Series class offerings and classes that support their certification program. Many other organizations also offer credits towards continuing certification from WSNLA.
Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
WALP’s mission is to promote professionalism, integrity, and education to a thriving membership within the Green Industry and the communities served. They offer classes on all aspects of the landscape industry and offer certification for professional landscapers.
Plant Amnesty offers a Master Pruner Series and Certification taught by their founder Cass Turnbull and many other northwest guest pruning gurus. Learn about pruning and landscape renovation and apply it to your business skills. Get details on pruning roses, fruit trees, ornamental vines, Japanese garden style and artistic pruning.
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
The ISA Arborist Certification Program is a voluntary effort among professionals in the tree care industry to establish a standard of quality in arboricultural work, to promote and encourage continuing education, and to provide the public with a mechanism for identifying qualified ISA Certified Arborists. Offering a range of certifications to suit the needs of your business.
Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Offering the only landscape design certification in the US, the American Association of Professional Landscape Designers certifies based on the submission of landscape designs. They offer training on various aspects of landscaping that can be applied to your designs.
Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Representing local Washington State landscape architects in the local chapter, this organization’s mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Visit the calendar for Washington State events and classes. WASLA offers continuing education resources for licensed landscape architects.
The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with their members, they are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations. They offer certification, books, online classes and an online collection of technical papers on irrigation topics. At their trade shows they offer classes as well as industry information.