NEXT ecoPRO TRAINING & EXAM!

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November 17, 20, 2014
WSU - Mount Vernon Research Center
• Register online now.
Download & print registration form.
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ecoPRO MISSION

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To develop and implement a viable, broad-based, sustainable land care certification program for landscape professionals across the state.

eco PRO ELIGIBILITY
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ecoPRO is an advanced certification.  To be eligible for certification, you must meet one or more of the following requirements:

- Be certified by a professional horticultural association (APLD, IA, ISA, WALP/PLANET, WSNLA);
- Be a licensed landscape architect or a graduate of an accredited landscape architecture program;
- Have 3-years landscape experience as well as a horticultural degree or a degree in a related field.

ecoPRO certification requirements include reading ecoPRO best practices and required study materials and passing an exam demonstrating knowledge of sustainable landscaping principles and best practices. The ecoPRO 3-day training is not required for certification, but is highly recommended. The training enhances the required study materials, offers interactive training, allows time for Q&A, and provides an opportunity to network with other landscape professionals. The ecoPRO training is open to all landscape professionals who have a basic background in horticulture and landscape management.

eco PRO TRAINING & EXAM
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What will I learn and be tested on? The training, study materials, and exam are based on 200+ sustainable best practices and required study materials. As an ecoPRO certified indIvidual, you will demonstrate knowledge of, and voluntarily practice sustainable best landscape practices in the following eight key principles:

• Protect and Conserve Soils
• Conserve Water
• Protect Water and Air Quality
• Protect and Create Wildlife Habitat
• Conserve Energy
• Sustain Healthy Plants
• Use Sustainable Methods and Materials
• Protect and Enhance Human Health and Well-being

WHY GET ecoPRO CERTIFIED?
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More and more customers are requesting sustainable landscape design, construction, and maintenance. Earn the "ecoPRO certified" (or EPC) designation to show customers and others that you are knowledgeable in sustainable practices that:  Protect and Conserve Soils • Conserve Water • Protect Water and Air Quality • Protect and Create Wildlife Habitat • Conserve Energy • Sustain Healthy Plants • Use Sustainable Methods and Materials • Protect And Enhance Human Health And Well-being.

ecoPRO TRAINING & EXAM COST
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$350, which includes the 3-day training and exam (lunch included). $150 for exam only. $75 for re-taking the exam. Individuals that do not meet the eligibility criteria for certification are welcome to register for the training only at the rate of $350.

ecoPRO REQUIRED STUDY MATERIALS
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ecoPRO study materials are available for purchase in hardcopy or eBook formats.

To download e-book (9781118908426 ecoPRO required reading). Cost $22.82: http://store.vitalsource.com/
To purchase hardcopy Cost: $49.95: e-mail holly@wsnla.org or call (800) 672-7711.

ecoPRO Program Policies & Practices
ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Resource List

REGISTER FOR ecoPRO TRAINING & EXAM:  3 EASY WAYS!
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• Register online now.
• Fax completed form with credit card payment to WSNLA at (253) 661-6058
• Mail completed form with payment to: WSNLA at 34400 Pacific Hwy South, Ste 2, Federal Way WA 98003

February 18-20, 2014 PowerPoint Presentations

• Principles Of Sustainable Landscapes - Presented by Jessi Bloom, CPH
• Designing The Sustainable Site - Presented by Jessi Bloom, CPH 
• Healthy Soils, Part 1 - Presented by David McDonald
• Healthy Soils, Part 2 - Presented by David McDonald
• Green Stormwater Infrastructure In The Sustainable Site - Presented by David McDonald 
• Alternative Fuels - Presented by Jeff Carroll, CLT, EPC and Linda Carroll
• Protecting Existing Plants, Habitats, & Wildlife During Construction - Presented by Sue Nicol
• Selecting, Planting, & Establishment Techniques - Presented by Sue Nicol
• Best Irrigation Practices - Presented by Mark Guthrie
• Plant Health Care, Integrated Pest Management, And Monitoring In The Sustainable Landscape - Presented by Ray Willard and Ladd Smith. EPC 
• Communicating Sustainable Practices To Managers & Customers - Presented by Will Bailey, CLT, CLP, EPC and Ladd Smith, EPC 
• Integrating Sustainability Into Landscape Maintenance - Presented by Barbara DeCaro 


More About ecoPRO

ecoPRO PROMOTION
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By marketing your ecoPRO certification, a company can enhance its image and increase its competitive edge in today's marketplace. All certified individuals receive at a minimum:

• ecoPRO certificate and wallet card
• Press release for media outreach
• Logo files, guidelines, and suggested uses
• Promotion on WSNLA & WALP websites and industry publications.
• Sustainable landscaping quick tips and facts for marketing and educating clients.

ecoPRO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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The ecoPRO designation is valid for 3-years, during this time, individuals must recertify by reporting 24 credits of pre-approved continuing education. Renewal is $150 for the 3-year certification period.  A maximum of 15 credits can be earned in any one calendar year. Education used to achieve recertification shall be spread over design, installation, and maintenance topics, with at least 3 credits required in each area.

ecoPRO Continuing Education & Recertification Policy

ecoPRO OVERVIEW
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ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional Certification is an individual certification for professionals working in the landscape industry. It is offered by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association (WSNLA) and the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) to ensure a unified standard within the horticultural industry that also enhances marketing, networking, and educational opportunities.

• Certified landscape professionals will have demonstrated knowledge of, and voluntarily practice, the sustainable best landscape practices presented in this document.

• Certified landscape professionals will be able to offer knowledgeable, enthusiastic, profitable, and environmentally sound landscape design, installation, and maintenance services. Participants’ work will strive to have a positive impact on the environment and on their local Washington State community.

• The Program provides science-based information that promotes, guides, and informs ecological, sustainable landscape management.

ecoPRO sustainable best practices align as much as possible with existing business and site certifications. There are several sustainable certifications applicable to landscape businesses and sites in Washington State. Some of these include: EnviroStars—a certification for businesses that reduce their use and input of toxics in the environment; Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)—a national certification for landscapes designed, installed, and including a maintenance plan for sustainable practices; Salmon Safe—a land management certification for sites that protect water quality and preserve and restore habitat; the regional BuiltGreen, national LEED, and Living Building Challenge--green building certifications that include site development best practices; Greenroads—for road construction; and Envision—for infrastructure projects.

ecoPRO Program Policies & Practices

ecoPRO CERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS
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Alphabetical by individual's last name. Updated 4/2/2014.

* = WALP Member

Meg Angevine, ISA, EPC - City of Redmond
Will Bailey, CLT, CLP, ISA , EPC - Signature Landscape Services* 
Tracey Bernal, CLT, EPC - Rock Solid Landscapes* 
Jessica Bloom, CPH , EPC - NW Bloom Eco-Logical Landscapes* 
Nick Blue, CLT, EPC - Titan Landscaping* 
Van Bobbitt, ISA , EPC - South Seattle Community College 
Robert Boyker , EPC - Avid Landscape Design* 
Debbie Caffall, CPH , EPC - Sunrise Landscape Design* 
Mike Carey, CLT, EPC - City of Tacoma 
Jeff Carroll, CLT, EPC - Jefferson Landscaping* 
Richard Casey, EPC - Casey's Landscaping* 
Everett Chu, CPH, EPC - Azusa Farm & Gardens 
Bart Davis, CLT, EPC - Davis Landscape, LLC* 
Barbara DeCaro, EPC - Seattle Parks 
Luba Fetterman, EPC - Harmonia Landscapes 
Steven Gregory, CPH, ISA, EPC 
Craig Hamburg, ISA, EPC - City of Tacoma 
Howard Harrison, CPH , EPC - Chinook Compost Tea 
Joseph Haskett, CPH, EPC - Total Landscape Corporation 
Anna Heckman, ISA, EPC - Certified Arborist 
Richard Hedahl, CLT, EPC - Hedahl Landscape* 
Philomena Kedziorski, CPH , EPC - WSU Snohomish County 
Zac Kopra, EPC - NW Bloom* 
Becki Koukal Leibe, CPH, EPC - Seattle University 
Jeff Leonard, CPH , EPC - Seattle Science Center 
Lucas Lusier, CLT, EPC - The Grounds Professional* 
Dustin Madden, CLT, EPC - Plantscapes* 
Don Marshall, CPH , EPC - Lake Washington Institute of Technology* 
Jeanne McNeil, CPH , EPC - McNeil & Associates 
Brad L Miller, CLT, ISA, EPC - Ragen & Associates* 
Janine Ordway, EPC - City of Seattle 
Robert Orr, CPH, EPC - Rainier, LLC 
Zsofia Pasztor, CPH , EPC - Innovative Landscape Technologies 
Bill Peregrine, EPC - Earthdance Organics* 
Rodney Pond, EPC - Edmonds Community College* 
Lisa Port, APLD , EPC - Banyon Tree Designs 
Rebecca Robinson, EPC - Robinson Landscape Design, Inc. 
Nina Roscow , EPC - WSDOT 
Kris Saulsbury, CLT , EPC - Tongue Point Job Corps 
Tim Scherschel, CLT, ISA, EPC - Signature Landscape Services* 
Patrick Schwartzkopf, EPC - Pacific Landscape Management* 
Steven Shook, ISA, EPC - City of Tacoma 
Gregory Smaus, CPH, EPC - Rock Solid Landscapes, LLC* 
Ladd Smith , EPC - In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes 
Celena Starks, EPC - Signature Landscape Services* 
Katherine Taylor, CPH, EPC - Cascadia Consulting Group* 
Anna Thurston, EPC - Botanical Resources, Inc. 
Barrett Tripp, CPH, EPC - University of Puget Sound 
Ray Willard, PLA, EPC - WSDOT

ecoPRO PARTNERS
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For more information contact WSNLA at (800) 672-7711.