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  1. Pilot for National Green Infrastructure Certification Program for University Operations

    A SSC Fall Step 1 Application was submitted on October 15, 2021 to support F&S staff to receive National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) training. If funded, four F&S staff or designees will receive the NGICP training from Parkland College’s NGICP program between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.


    National Green Infrastructure Certification Program ONLINE (

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    Become certified. Be the solution. Be a leader in managing your natural water assets in a sustainable way. Help shape the future landscape of Illinois and beyond! Green infrastructure (GI) has become a critical component and the standard of comprehensive stormwater management. GI is a cost-effective approach to managing stormwater and requires skilled and certified individuals. Landscaping, city planning, public works, and stormwater managing can all benefit from the knowledge and skills to ensure GI projects are installed and maintained properly to support long-term performance and a positive impact on communities.

    Certification increases your competitiveness in the job market and provides a pathway to higher-paying positions. Benefits of certifying in NGICP:

    • Expansion of your skills and knowledge of building, inspecting, and maintaining GI systems
    • Greater awareness of GI career opportunities
    • Proof of your commitment to supporting sustainable performance of GI practices
    • Exposure to employers looking to hire skilled GI workers through the NGICP Certification Database

    In addition to online course work, you will meet for required LIVE online discussions 11:30 AM-1:30 PM CST, Thursdays, January 6-27. You must complete 100% of the online course modules and assignments to be eligible for the certification exam. No make-up sessions are available. 

    While Parkland College provides the NGICP training, EnviroCert International, Inc. (ECI) administers the computer-based certification exam at Prometric Testing Centers or through online remote proctoring. Registration for the exam will occur through ECI, visit their site for details. The fee for the NGICP exam is $150.