National Green Infrastructure Certification Programme


The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) is the industry standard for national green infrastructure (GI) certification. NGICP provides a base-level skill set 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 new and existing GI professionals, as well as the technical skills necessary as part of a larger workforce development.

NGICP has two components: the training and the exam. The training is provided by NGICP partners or licensees. The program requires a minimum 35-hours of training, which includes both class and field work.

The exam is maintained and administered by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and is not part of the training provided. This will require a separate application with minimum education requirements. Your trainer can help with the necessary information or you can visit the WEF website.

Course content covers:

  • Introduction to Green Infrastructure
  • Common GI construction materials
  • Vegetation in GI
  • Safety in and around GI sites
  • GI site management
  • Bio retention practices
  • Permeable pavements
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Rooftop practices
  • Drywells
  • Stormwater wetlands
  • Basics for managing GI for long-term performance

Who should attend?

GI Inspection and maintenance staff, GI professionals requiring professional development, GI asset owners and managers.

Course fee:

$2300.00 + GST per person

Course delivery:

This five day course is currently run as a three day block (27-29th November 2019) and a two day block (9-10th December).

Find out more here.