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National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

When: Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 program
Where: TBD

NGICP logoExpand your knowledge of green infrastructure

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) is a 35-hour program taught (over 4 to 5 weeks) by Penn State Center Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. The NGICP educates local practitioners on the ecological and economic benefits and challenges of installing and maintaining successful green infrastructure in the region.

The certification program covers the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure relating to the Pennsylvania Best Management Practices (PA BMP) manual. It includes class lectures, field tours to local projects, and discussions about specific green stormwater issues and trends around southwest Pennsylvania.

Candidates who complete this program are prequalified to sit for the Water Environment Federation’s certification exam. The $200 fee for the Water Environment Federation exam is additional and is a separate registration.

NGICP is open to all industry professionals looking to learn more about green infrastructure in Pittsburgh.

Contact Information

The course is instructed by David Himes, an NGICP trainer, and is either offered in-person or as a blended course with virtual class discussions and in-person outdoor site visits. Email David at with any questions.