Green & Growin’ is the premier one-stop-shop for green industry professionals to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards a number of accreditations. The licenses and certifications for which Green & Growin’ applies to host sessions with qualifying credits are listed below.
Professional Credits (CEUs)
Look for these icons in the education session descriptions to ensure you can earn continuing education credits toward your state or national accreditations. All CEUs are currently pending approval.
LC Landscape Contractor License* (NC) - Technical CEU
LCB Landscape Contractor License * (NC) – Business CEU
LA Landscape Architect License * (NC)
IC Irrigation Contractor License * (NC) – Technical Irrigation CEU
ICB Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
PA Pesticide Applicator License (FL, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA)
ISA International Society of Arboriculture – Certified Arborist
NALP National Association of Landscape Professionals – Landscape Industry Certified
SAF Society of American Foresters – Certified Forester
* Earn 1 Landscape Contractors Technical CEUs, Irrigation Contractor Technical CEUs, and 4 Landscape Architect CEUs when you walk the Marketplace floor. (Pending approval.)
CEUs at Green & Growin’
IMPORTANT! GREEN & GROWIN’ ELECTRONIC BADGE SCANNING POLICY
Green & Growin’ has implemented an electronic badge scanning as a means of tracking Continuing Education credits and reducing paper consumption. We have coordinated with pesticide programs and other organizations to ensure that this system will be in compliance with their requirements for proof of attendance.
If you are attending seminars for CEU credits, please allow plenty of time to have your badge scanned as you enter a session. Scanners remain at the doors until 10 minutes after sessions begin. If you arrive late, you will not receive credit. Please note that if you are scanned into more than one seminar at the same session time, the first seminar’s scan will be voided and you will only receive credit for the second seminar.
BEFORE THE SHOW
- Provide your continuing education credit and/or license information when you register. If you have already registered, but may not have added your license/certification numbers, please visit the Attendee Service Center to do so now.
DURING THE SHOW
- Your badge will be scanned when you enter a session that is approved for credit. Plan to arrive before the session starts to ensure that your badge is scanned. Remember, scanners will remain at the doors until 10 minutes after sessions begin. If you arrive late, you will not receive credit for that class.
- Your customized Certificate of Attendance, which confirms your participation in the sessions for which your badge was scanned, will be automatically generated in the system when your badge is scanned.
AFTER THE SHOW
- After the conference, attendance data is sent to the appropriate pesticide program, or accrediting organization.
A PDF Proof of attendance form for the event will be emailed to the primary contact email we receive with your registration. You may also log into your Attendee Service Center at any time to download a copy.
North Carolina Licenses & Certifications
NC Irrigation Contractors’ License
The North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ Licensing Board was established by statute on January 1, 2009. The Board oversees the licensing of Irrigation Contractors in North Carolina. The purpose of licensure is to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to promote the efficient use of water.
NC Pesticide License & Certification
To protect the public health, safety and welfare, and to promote continued environmental quality by minimizing and managing risks associated with the legal use of pesticides through administration and enforcement of the N.C. Pesticide Law of 1971 and pursuant regulations adopted by the N.C. Pesticide Board.
NC Landscape Architects License
The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects was established by legislation in 1969 to register professional landscape architects. The purpose of registration is the protection of public health, safety and welfare. To obtain a license to practice, the Board requires education, experience and successful completion of a national examination.
NC Landscape Contractor License
The North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ License was created by the North Carolina General Assembly by statute on August 1, 2014. The Landscape Contractors Law, Chapter 89D, is a statute which regulates landscape contracting in North Carolina; thereby safeguarding life, health, and property and maintaining a high professional standard for the landscape industry.
ISA Certified Arborist
The ISA Certified Arborist program tests and certifies an individual’s knowledge in the field of arboriculture. It certifies that an individual has attained a generally accepted level of knowledge in such areas as tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, safety, and other subject and practice areas within the tree care profession as identified through periodic job task analyses.
Landscape Industry Certified
Landscape Industry Certified is the international distinction awarded by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Landscape Industry Certified is a broad but powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified. They stay on top of their game by maintaining their certification every two years through recertification.
Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute License (ICPI)
Offered through the sponsorship of ICPI paver manufacturing members, ICPI Installer Courses are offered in a classroom setting that promotes networking and personal interaction with instructors and other participants. All courses conclude with an exam and those participants earning a passing score on the exam will receive a Record of Completion. In addition, participants have the opportunity to pursue certification, designations and industry recognition after completing an application form that includes installation experience.
SAF certification as a Certified Forester is the gold standard for forest management professionals, recognized by the forest industry, government officials, and landowners. Certified Foresters commit to high standards of practice and continuing education in forest management, demanding the highest level of ethics and professional principles.
Southeastern U.S. State Licenses
South Carolina Pesticide License
The SC Department of Pesticide Regulation works to protect health, property, and our environment by promoting the safe and proper use of pesticides. Our programs include applicator licensing and education, pesticide container recycling, integrated pest management in schools, endangered species protection, and the worker protection program. Pesticide Regulation is the enforcement and investigative authority in South Carolina for pesticide use, alleged pesticide misuse, substandard termite treatments, and the South Carolina Wood Infestation Report.
Florida Pesticide License
Pesticide applicator certification and licensing authorizes the purchase and use of restricted use pesticides in agricultural and related sites. Three types of pesticide applicator licenses are available from the FDACS Bureau of Licensing and Enforcement, Pesticide Certification Section – private, public, and commercial. Licensed applicators must become recertified to renew their pesticide applicator licenses. To become recertified, individuals must either retake the certification exams or earn the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Licensees who renew their licenses with CEUs must earn 4 Core CEUs plus the number of category CEUs required.