ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), which certifies entry level workers to construct, inspect and maintain green infrastructure, has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI serves as an administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system.
“We are thrilled to see NGICP continue to grow,” said Jackie Jarrell, WEF President. “ANSI accreditation validates NGICP’s strength and expands its reach and recognition.”
NGICP is designed to help streamline the process of connecting qualified talent to in-demand jobs, support community-based job creation in U.S. cities, and establish national standards for professionals seeking to work on green infrastructure projects
Part of WEF’s Stormwater Institute, NGICP has had more than 600 certificants and 15 licensees since its launch in 2016. To earn NGICP certification, applicants must pass an exam that tests knowledge of green infrastructure fundamentals, construction methods and maintenance procedures. The certification includes a requirement for regular re-certification.
NGICP is working to develop virtual training so that certifications can continue safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.