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.
Program development process
The NGICP program development process is being carried out by several stakeholder groups.
- Strategic Advisory Council
- Certification Committee
- Technical Advisory Group
These groups will 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.