For applicants

Green infrastructure (GI) has become a critical component to comprehensive stormwater management. However, successful implementation of green infrastructure requires access to adequately skilled workforce available to perform the installation, inspection, and maintenance tasks. By underscoring your competency in these areas, certification increases your competitiveness in the job market, and provides a pathway to higher paying positions.


The NGICP exam schedule will be administered on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Friday, September 28, 2018 (timed with WEFTEC)
  • Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Friday, January 25, 2019

The fee for the NGICP exam is $200. Training Applicants for the NGICP certification exam are required to complete a GI training course approved by WEF.  WEF is currently working with partners and our community of trainers to identify training opportunities to address the training requirement. Future training dates will be noted here once the dates and locations are confirmed and will be added to the registration page.


For individuals that are ready to train and test, the Water Environment Federation will be providing a combined NGICP training and exam in:   Atlanta, GA: April 30 – May 4, 2018 and California (City TBD): June 11-15, 2018. More details here.


Upcoming Training & Exam Events
Atlanta, GA – Training & Exam @ Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Register for the Atlanta Training & Exam

NGICP certification requires a high school diploma or equivalent and completion of the exam training course. Detailed information is provided in the below sections.

Exam Training: April 30th – May 3th, 8:00am – 5pm and May 4th, 8:00am – 11:15am
Exam Date: May 4th, 12:30pm – 4:15pm

Course Details
NGICP represents the standard for national certification of green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. This course prepares participants to demonstrate their competency in in the following green infrastructure areas:

  • bioretention (rain gardens, bioretention cells, curb extensions/bulb-outs, bioswales, stormwater planters),
  • rainwater harvesting (rain barrels and cisterns),
  • permeable pavements (porous concrete, pervious asphalt and permeable pavers),
  • green roofs and blue roofs,
  • dry wells and stormwater wetlands.

A complete list of topical areas can be found on the Exam Blueprint and Body of Knowledge.

Fee for this workshop and exam is $700 ($500 covers the workshop and $200 covers the exam.) Lunch is included.

Exam Results
The exam is currently administered as a paper-and-pencil test. Results are usually available within 30 days.

What is green infrastructure?

Green infrastructure  is a set of stormwater management practices that protect, restore, or mimic the natural water cycle. There are many different types and all provide several advantages.

Why get certified?

Benefits of certification include standing out amongst your peers and demonstrating your commitment to keep your knowledge current.

What is the certification process?

The basic certification process involves applying to the program, seeking out training opportunities, and taking the certification exam.