Check below for the continuing education units (CEUs) for your industry certification or license from our 2018 program.

International Society of Arboriculture CEUs

Click here for a link to “Maintaining Your ISA Credentials.”

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – Pesticide Recertification – AM
Date: Jan 02 2018 Course Code: MN 18 002
Speaker(s): Various
Certified Arborist: 2.25 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 2.25
BCMA – Science: 2.25 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – Pesticide Recertification – PM
Date: Jan 02 2018 Course Code: MN 18 003
Speaker(s): Various
Certified Arborist: 3 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 3
BCMA – Science: 3 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – Tree Injection: Best Management Practices
Date: Jan 03 2018 Course Code: MN 18 004
Speaker(s): Shawn Bernick
Certified Arborist: 1 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1
BCMA – Science: 1 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – Safety Is More Than Alphabet Soup
Date: Jan 03 2018 Course Code: MN 18 005
Speaker(s): Tom Dunlap
Certified Arborist: 1 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 1 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – All About That Base. A Healthy Tree Story Begins
Underground
Date: Jan 04 2018 Course Code: MN 18 006
Speaker(s): Gary Johnson
Certified Arborist: 0.75 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.75
BCMA – Science: 0.75 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – Tree Risk Assessment and the Use of Drones in
Arboriculture
Date: Jan 04 2018 Course Code: MN 18 007
Speaker(s): Tom Smiley
Certified Arborist: 1 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 1
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course/Session Name: 2018 Northern Green – Trees as a Stormwater Management Tool
Date: Jan 04 2018 Course Code: MN 18 008
Speaker(s): Randy Neprash
Certified Arborist: 1 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 1
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 1
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Irrigation Association Recertification

Click here for a link to full recertification details on the Irrigation Association website.

These courses at Northern Green may qualify for re-certification based on the activities and requirements listed on the IA website.

Wednesday, January 3

  • It’s a Brave New World… Again!, Parry Webb | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 101 CDE
  • A Not So Sustainable Landscape, Parry Webb | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 101 CDE

Thursday, January 4

  • Interactive Track: The Soil/Water Equation – Understanding the Basics and Education Your Customers | 101 AB
  • Trees as a Stormwater Management Tool, Randy Neprash | 9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. | 101 CDE

Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association Certified Professionals (MNLA-CP)

Every full concurrent session at Northern Green qualifies for 1 MNLA-CP recertification point. Each shorter trade floor session in the Campfires and Theater are worth .5 points toward recertification.

You can pick up a recertification card at MNLA Member Central.

National Concrete Masonry Association

The National Concrete Masonry Association has implemented a recertification process for those who hold the Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Level 1 Certification. If you hold this certification, you must recertify every 2 years. Each candidate is responsible for maintaining their own record of activities when applying for recertification. In order to recertify, you must complete at least 4 hours of continuing education each 2 year period.

These courses at Northern Green may qualify for NCMA SRW Level 1 recertification:

Wednesday, January 3

  • Why Pavers are Your Best Choice, Bill Gardocki | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Room 200 ABC
  • YouTube your Landscape/Hardscape Business, Tom Gardocki | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Room 200 ABC

Thursday, January 4

  • Gas Fire Features in the Landscape: Planning is Everything, Ben Geffre | 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. | Auditorium 1
  • A Water Feature for Everyone, Bill Osmundson | 9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. | Auditorium 1
  • MN State Building Code, Municipal Regulations & Difficult Sites | Roger Axel | 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. | Auditorium 1

MDA Pesticide Recertification

Category A & E (Core & Turf and Ornamentals)
There will be a Pesticide Recertification track offered as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 2 at Northern Green. This course begins at 9:15 a.m. and will end at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Category F (Aquatics)
Northern Green is offering a Category F session as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 2 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. In order for licensed applicators to get credit for Category F – Aquatics, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 9:15 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

OR

Category P (Vertebrates)
Northern Green is offering a Category P session as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 2 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. In order for licensed applicators to get credit for Category F – Aquatics, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 9:15 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Category A and E: By attending the Pesticide Recertification workshop at the Northern Green on Tuesday, January 2, you are completing the recertification requirements in Categories A – Core and E – Turf and Ornamentals. This workshop has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Licensed applicators with Categories A and E who last attended a recertification workshop in 2016, and new-licensed pesticide applicators in 2017, must attend an MDA-approved workshop by 12/31/2018. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit.

The morning and afternoon start with general sessions that are required for all recertifying applicators. There are also breakout sessions where participants can choose sessions of interest. Applicators must attend the entire Pesticide Recertification track to obtain MDA recertification credit. Attendance will be monitored. The MDA reserves the right to deny recertification credit to participants who arrive later than 30 minutes after the start of the program or who are absent during substantial portions of the program. Workshop participants should bring license and photo identification cards to the workshop.

Power Limited Technician Relicensure

Northern Green will feature opportunities to obtain relicensure hours towards the Dept. of Labor and Industry Power Limited Technician License.

The Tuesday Master Class is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying eight hours of continuing education requirements for the Power Limited Training Licensure, including 2 hours of code, and 6 hours of technical training.

  • Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Design and Technology – PLT Relicensure. (DOLI Course #20170641)

Continuing Education – Landscape Architects

The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) does not pre-approve any courses or activities for continuing education. It is up to each licensee or certificate holder to become familiar with the statutory requirements and to determine for themselves whether or not a particular course or activity meets those requirements.

Several Northern Green seminars may meet the continuing education requirements outlined in MN Statute 326.107. Final discretion is up to the Board. Click here to download the AELSLAGID Continuing Education Assessment Form to assist you in determining which courses or activities will meet the statutory requirements.

Visit http://www.aelslagid.state.mn.us/conted.html to learn more about AELSLAGID continuing education requirements.

Certified Treecare Safety Professional CEUs

Need CTSP CEUS? Click here for more information on “The CTSP Recertification Process.”

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  • Tree Climbing Demonstration | Rebecca Siebel Hunt, Bartlett Tree Experts | 11:15 AM – 1:45 AM | Climber’s Corner
  • Tree Climbing Demonstration | Rebecca Siebel Hunt, Bartlett Tree Experts | 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM | Climber’s Corner
  • Safety is More Than Alphabet Soup | Tom Dunlap, Walkers in the Trees | 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Auditorium 2

Thursday, January 4, 2018

  • Tree Climbing Demonstration | Rebecca Siebel Hunt, Bartlett Tree Experts | 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM | Climber’s Corner
  • Tree Risk Assessment and the Use of Drones in Arboriculture | Dr. Tom Smiley | 9:05 AM – 10:05 AM | Auditorium 2

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) CEUs

Visit https://www.apld.org/certification/ to learn more about APLD continuing education requirements. The following sessions are approved for APLD CEUs at Northern Green 2018:

Revolution in Planting Design – 6 CEUs
Urban Turfgrass:  Benefits, Management, Environmental Issues – 6 CEUs
Emotional Intelligence: Learn How to Interact, Communicate, and Collaborate Successfully with All Types of People – 1.25 Business CEUs
It’s a Brave New Landscape World . . . Again! – 1 Business CEU
Opportunistic Plant Selection – 1 CEU
Why Pavers Are Your Best Choice – 1 CEU
Wicked Worms: New Approaches to Managing Difficult Earthworms – 1 CEU
CEO Premium Content: Are You a Fierce Competitor? – 1 Business CEU
10-15-Year-Old Rain Garden Evaluation – What Plants Worked? – 1 CEU
A Not So Sustainable Landscape – 1 CEU
CEO Premium Content: Recruiting to the Rescue – How to Find, Attract, Get Onboard and Keep the Right People – 1 Business CEU
New Perennials from Around the World – 1 CEU
Tree Injection: Best Management Practices – 1 CEU
YouTube Your Landscape/Hardscape Business – 1 Business CEU
Flash & Splash – Building the Color Story – 1 CEU
Minnesota’s Stormwater Manual – Connecting Stormwater Management to the Landscape – 1 CEU
Protecting and Creating Pollinator Habitat in Lawns – 1 CEU
Safety is More Than Alphabet Soup – 1 Business CEU
CEO Premium Content: Nothing Happens Without a Sale! – 1 Business CEU
All About the Base. A Healthy Tree Story Begins Underground – .75 CEU
Color in the Contemporary Garden – .75 CEU
Gas Fire Features in the Landscape: Planning is Everything – .75 CEU
Managing Safe Fields Without Pesticides – .75 CEU
Utilizing Data to Manage Natural Grass Fields: It CAN Be Easier – .75 CEU
Interactive Track – The Soil/Water Equation: Understanding the Basics and Educating Your Customers – 1 CEU
A Water Feature for Everyone – 1 CEU
How to Lead Your Team to Better Results in 2018 – 1 Business CEU
Small is Beautiful – 1 CEU
Tree Risk Assessment and the Use of Drones in Arboriculture – 1 CEU
Trees as a Stormwater Management Tool – 1 CEU
Interactive Track: The Soil/Water Equation: Understanding the Basics and Educating Your Customers – .5 CEU
Designing a Chelsea Flower Show Garden – .5 CEU
Eat (Sell) Your Veggies! – .75 CEU
Finding the Time to Get the Right Things Done – .75 Business CEU
Fraze Mowing: From Concept to Active Practice – .75 CEU
Reduced Risk Disease Control: How to Do It and Why It’s Important – .75 CEU
Fun is Good – Creating Joy & Passion in Your Workplace and Career – .75 Business CEU

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) CEUs

GCSAA Approved Education Points available at Northern Green 2018 (Copies of the Approval Code Notice attendance sheets to submit to GCSAA will be available at the MGCSA Booth at the end of the each of the programs listed below.):

January 2, 2018

  • Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Design & Technology = 0.80 points
  • Pesticide Recertification = 0.70 points
  • Revolution in Planting Design = 0.55 points
  • Urban Turfgrass: Benefits, Management, Environmental Issues = 0.55 points
  • The Great Game of Business & The Great Game of Landscaping = 0.50 points

January 3, 2018

  • 2018 Northern Green – Day 1 = 0.60 points

January 4, 2018

  • 2018 Northern Green – Day 2 = 0.45 points