Training & Certification for Landscape Professionals

Sustainable landscaping is a growing market. Green Gardening training puts you in the lead. Check this page regularly for upcoming professional trainings, or view Past Workshop Presentations. For training materials in other languages see Translations.

Upcoming training opportunities

City of Seattle 2020/2021 IPM Continuing Education and Recertification Webinar Series: To accommodate the changes brought about this year by COVID-19, the 2020 Seminar is now planned as a series of 4 webinars. To offer participants the same number of credits as our traditional 2-day event, we will offer 2 webinars in Fall 2020 and 2 webinars in Winter 2021. Registration will open in late September.

Part One: October 28, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register for Part One 
You must register online through this link to attend.

  • Pesticides and Pollinators
  • Managing Trees in NW Cities
  • IPM Strategies using Eco-Turf

Part Two: November 18, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register for Part Two

  • After RoundUp: alternative weed management products and strategies
  • Urban Forest Pest Readiness
  • Asian Giant Hornet

Parts Three and Four coming in early 2021.

Cost: Free (pre-registration required)

Credits: 3 WSDA credits per webinar; ISA, Eco-PRO, and CPH credits to be determined.

Seminario gratuito en línea y en español sobre cuidado de árboles y control de malezas el 10 de noviembre de 2020

Seminario gratuito en español

Seminario gratuito en línea y en español sobre cuidado de árboles y control de malezas el 10 de noviembre de 2020

SPU, el Programa de Control de Hierbas Nocivas del Condado de King y el Garden Hotline están ofreciendo un seminario gratuito en línea y en español sobra la poda y el mantenimiento de los árboles y el control de las malas hierbas. También discutiremos brevemente sobre el avispón gigante asiático, su estado actual en Washington, así como la identificación y qué hacer si tiene un avistamiento. Este seminario en línea es perfecto para los profesionales del jardín y el paisaje, y para cualquier persona interesada en el manejo natural del jardín. ¡Nos encantaría verlo allí!

Fecha: 10 de noviembre de 2020
Hora: 6-8 pm
Lugar: en línea en Zoom
Costo: ¡Gratis!
Cómo registrarse: Regístrese en línea o envíe un correo electrónico a molson@kingcounty.gov

Enlace al evento de Facebook

2 créditos de recertificación de la licencia de plaguicidas de WSDA están disponibles.

Para más información, póngase en contacto con Kate Kurtz: kate.kurtz@seattle.gov

Free Spanish-language webinar on tree care and weed control, November 10, 2020

Free Spanish-language webinar

Free Spanish-language webinar on tree care and weed control, November 10, 2020

Seattle Public Utilities, in collaboration with the King County Noxious Weed Control Program and the Garden Hotline, is offering a free Spanish-Language webinar on the care and maintenance of trees and controlling weeds. We will also briefly discuss the Asian Giant hornet including its status in WA as well as identification and what to do if you see one. This training is perfect for garden and landscape professionals, along with anyone else interested in natural yard care or weed management. We’d love to see you there!

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 6-8pm
Location: online on Zoom
Cost: Free!
How to sign up: Register online or email molson@kingcounty.gov

Facebook link 

2 WSDA pesticide license recertification credits are available.

For more information, please contact Kate Kurtz: kate.kurtz@seattle.gov

To be placed on the notification list for upcoming workshops, please email kate.kurtz @seattle.gov.

Training and certification resources:

Landscape professionals can learn more and be recognized through:

Community college horticulture, landscape, and urban agriculture professional training:

Professional organizations offering training: