ecoPRO is an advanced certification. While the training is open to all landscape professionals, to be eligible to sit for the exam and earn your ecoPRO 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, certificate, or a degree in a related field. (Submit documentation for approval of non-degree or certificate programs.)
- Have 3-years landscape experience, as well as a Washington Pesticide License.
Your ecoPRO certification demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of ecoPRO best practices and required reading, practical knowledge and experience.
The ecoPRO training is not required for certification, but is highly recommended. The training enhances the study materials, offers interactive opportunities to discuss and apply ecoPRO BMPs, 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.