The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) provides the base-level skill set needed for entry-level workers to properly construct, inspect and maintain green stormwater infrastructure (GI).  Designed to meet international best practice standards, NGICP is a tool that can be used to meet a wide range of needs, including professional development for existing GI professionals and as part of a larger workforce development to provide candidates with the technical skills necessary to enter the green workforce and earn a livable wage.

Because the NGICP is designed to meet international best practice standards, the implementation of the program is done with impartiality and objectivity, ensuring that all applicants and certified individuals are treated fairly.  The implementation of the NGICP is governed by Bylaws and a Policy and Procedures Manual.  NGICP is a new program that is growing and constantly evolving, therefore suggestions regarding how program implementation can be improved are always welcome.

NGICP partner organizations


DC Water
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Baltimore City Department of Public Works
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
KC Water
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

NGICP founding partners


  • DC Water, Washington, DC
  • Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Baltimore, MD
  • Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston, MA
  • Capital Region Water, Harrisburg, PA
  • Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA
  • KC Water, Kansas City, MO
  • Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville, KY
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District, Milwaukee, WI
  • Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Rockville, MD
  • Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Pittsburgh, PA
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA
  • Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, LA

Program governance

The NGICP program governance is being carried out by several stakeholder groups.

  • Strategic Advisory Council
  • Certification Committee
  • Technical Advisory Group

These groups work together to develop the program and assist with building the components to support certification of candidates in the construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure practices.