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.
- Have 3-years landscape experience, as well as a Washington Pesticide License.
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.