The National Green Infrastructure Certification (NGICP) Program has gone international!

From now on, the NGICP will also be known as the International Green Infrastructure Certification Program (IGICP).

The first NGICP Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) Workshop was held in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2019. The training cohort consisted of government program leaders, private firms, and decision-makers, who will be tasked with deploying the NGICP Certification across the country. New Zealand’s initial audience for NGICP Certification is workforce development audience. The first of three pilot courses for the NGICP certification began in July and was completed in Fall 2019. The candidates are set to take the NGICP exam in Feb 2020.


The blended learning training was piloted in Canada in December 2019. The training cohort included city employees, contractors and engineers. There are now 41 certificants in Canada. More trainings are being planned by trainers in 2020.