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National Green Infrastructure Certification Website Launched

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is among several high profile organizations to help launch a website for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).  The NGICP is a national certification program for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers that is currently in development. The website, www.ngicp.org, is the best resource for the latest program news and updates. The site also provides access to valuable industry and certification resources, as well as links to a range of regional training opportunities.

Since announcing the project in February, a group of national NGICP Partnering Organizations has been working to develop the program structure, components, and requirements on an expedited schedule, with the first certifications expected in early 2017. Designed to meet international best practice standards, the certification —including a requirement for regular recertification—will verify that individuals performing the installation, inspection, and maintenance of GI have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to support long-term performance and sustainability of such systems.

The website is expected to feature the following:

  • A downloadable NGICP Body of Knowledge that provides a targeted list of existing resources on GI construction, inspection, and maintenance, including specific topics related to the certification knowledge and skills areas.
  • Resources to help individuals navigate through the application and exam processes.
  • NGICP eligibility requirements and downloadable certification application.
  • Links to regional training opportunities offered through the nationwide NGICP Partnering Organizations.
  • Exam blueprint information.

"We are excited about this new website and the robust information it provides for GI professionals, program partners, utilities, and other stakeholders to better understand NGICP’s mission and the exciting opportunities it provides to support this growing segment of the water sector," said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. "We believe that this new site will allow our visitors to have a very informative experience as we continue to develop and promote this new standard for supporting a skilled GI workforce that is essential to sustainable communities.”

To access more information, visit the NGICP website or contact ngicp@wef.org.

       
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