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

International Society of Arboriculture CEUs

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Safety: It’s All About the Z!
Speaker(s): John Ball
Certified Arborist: 1 Utility Specialist: 1 Municipal Specialist: 1
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 1 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 1 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 1

Campfire Session: Pruning Tools & Gear
Speaker(s): Nick Grebe
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Innovation Theater Session: Tree Diseases & Pests to Watch for in 2019
Speaker(s): Chad Giblin
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0.5 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Climber’s Corner: Climbing Demo
Speaker(s): S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Prune Trees Less, Train Trees More
Speaker(s): John Ball
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

Container Root Pruning
Speaker(s): Leif Knecht
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

Climber’s Corner: Pruning Demo
Speaker(s): S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Importance of Tree Diversity
Speaker(s): Kris Bachtell
Certified Arborist: 0.75 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.75
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0.75
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Trees and Shrubs for Northern Climates
Speaker(s): Philip Ronald
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

Innovation Theater: Tree Planting Best Practices
Speaker(s): Gary Johnson
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Climber’s Corner: Climbing Demo
Speaker(s): S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Climber’s Corner: Pruning Demo
Speaker(s): S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists
Certified Arborist: 0.5 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.5
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0.5 BCMA – Management: 0
TW Climber Specialist: 0 TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Using Trees and Shrubs to Conserve Energy
Speaker(s): Jennifer Teegarden
Certified Arborist: 0.75 Utility Specialist: 0 Municipal Specialist: 0.75
BCMA – Science: 0 BCMA – Practice: 0 BCMA – Management: 0.75
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.

Tuesday, January 15

  • Control Systems Troubleshooting – PLT Relicensure, Dave Ledo & John Eggleston  |  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  |  Aud. 1

Wednesday, January 16

  • Pressure Regulation for Irrigation Efficiency, Brent Mecham  |  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  |  102 DEF
  • Backflow for Irrigation, Brent Mecham  |  1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  |  Backyard Campfire
  • Irrigation System Inspections and Commissioning, Brent Mecham  |  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  102 DEF

Thursday, January 17

  • Stormwater BMPs: Keys to Successful Installation and Maintenance, Bryan Pynn  |  9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.  |  102 DEF
  • Irrigation, Wire Locating, and 2-Wire Troubleshooting, Eric Dixon  |  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  102 DEF

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.

MNLA Recertification is now online. Pick up an instruction sheet at Member Central. Blue recertification cards will be accepted through 2019.

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 16

• Will you be in Business Next Year? Bidding and Estimating for the Landscape Contractor | Rich Lahren
• Disasters in Hardscape Construction | Rich Lahren

Thursday, January 17

• Interactive Track: The Right Tools and Technology to Transform your Landscape or Hardscape Business | Frank Bourque
• Landscape/Hardscape Tools and Technology Panel Discussion

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 15 at Northern Green. This course begins at 9:15 a.m. and will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Category F (Aquatics)
Northern Green is offering a Category F session as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 15 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 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

OR

Category P (Vertebrates)
Northern Green is offering a Category P session as a Master Class on Tuesday, January 15 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. In order for licensed applicators to get credit for Category P – Vertebrate Pests, they must also attend Category A & E Recertification from 9:15 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Category A and E: By attending the Pesticide Recertification workshop at the Northern Green on Tuesday, January 15, 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 2017, and new-licensed pesticide applicators in 2018, must attend an MDA-approved workshop by 12/31/2019. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit.

Times given are approximate. Attendees agree to follow Minnesota Department of Agriculture attendance directions in order to receive recertification credit. 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.

  • Control Systems Troubleshooting – PLT Relicensure. (DOLI Course #20180466)

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.”

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
• Master Class: Women in Leadership: Grow, Inspire Lead | CEUs: 6.0

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
• Safety, It’s All About the Z | CEUs: 1.0
• TBG Safety Trailer: Personal Protective Equipment | CEUs: 0.5
• Campfire Session: Pruning Tools & Gear | CEUs: 0.5
• Climber’s Corner: Climbing Demo – AM Session | CEUs: 0.5
• Climber’s Corner: Climbing Demo – PM Session | CEUs: 0.5
• TBG Safety Trailer: Utility Locates | CEUs: 0.5

Thursday, January 17, 2019
• TBG Safety Trailer: Heat-Related Illness (9:10 AM) | CEUs: 0.5
• TBG Safety Trailer: Utility Locates (10:40 AM) | CEUs: 0.5
• Next Gen Leadership | CEUs: 1.0
• Climber’s Corner: Climbing Demo – AM Session | CEUs: 0.5
• MN Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspection Demo | CEUs: 1.0
• Climber’s Corner: Climbing Demo – PM Session | CEUs: 0.5
• TBG Safety Trailer: Personal Protective Equipment | CEUs: 0.5

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 2019:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
NCMA Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Course (7 CEUs)
Weather and Urban Landscape (6 CEUs)
SketchUp: A Workshop with Danial Tal (3 Business CEUS)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
CEO Track: Creating a Career Path for Employees (2 Business CEUs)
The Color of the Native Plant Palette and Other Related Thoughts (1 CEU)
Managing Public Spaces for Wildlife (1/2 CEU)
Container Combinations (1/2 CEU)
Tree Diseases and Pests to Watch for in 2019 (1/2 CEU)
Top 10 Grasses in Minnesota (1/2 CEU
Perennials for Minnesota (1/2 CEU)
Top 10 Shrub Combinations for Minnesota (1/2 CEU)
Disasters in Hardscape Construction (1 CEU)
Artscaping in Dry Stone: Delightful Curiosities (1 CEU)
Outstanding Herbaceous Plants (1 CEU)
Prune Trees Less, Train Trees More (1 CEU)
Drought Resistant Turfgrasses and Management (1/2 CEU)
Top 10 Roses for the Midwest (1/2 CEU)
Advance Your Site Design Process (1/2 CEU)
Foodscaping for Sustainability (1 CEU)
Artscaping in Dry Stone: Examining Process in the Creation of One-of-a-Kind Stoneworks (1 CEU)
BFD: Boring Fungicide Details (1 CEU)
Container Root Pruning (1 CEU)
Maximizing the Value of Using Technology in your Business (1/2 Business CEU)

Thursday, January 17, 2019
No Mow Fine Fescues (1 CEU)
The Foodscape Revolution (3/4 CEU)
Perennial Garden Design with Affection and Planting Through Self Discovery, Part 1 (3/4 CEU)
Creating a Succession Mindset (3/4 Business CEU)
The Importance of Tree Diversity (3/4 CEU)
Trees and Shrubs for Northern Climates (1 CEU)
Perennial Garden Design with Affection and Planting Through Self Discovery, Part 2 (1 CEU)
Natural Turf Management: Choices and Challenges (1 CEU)
Stormwater BMPs: Keys to Successful Installation and Maintenance (1 CEU)
Top Performing Annuals for Minnesota (1/2 CEU)
Wanted: Dead or Alive. Invasive Insects Posing a Threat to MN (1/2 CEU)
Tree Planting Best Practices (1/2 CEU)
Horticultural Therapy (1/2 CEU)
Perennial Disappointment: Root Rot (1/2 CEU)
How Can We Get More New Trees into the Marketplace? (1/2 CEU)
Invasive Species/Noxious Weed Status Update (1/2 CEU)
Rhododendrons for Rigorous Climate (1/2 CEU)
How to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species (1/2 CEU)
Managing Landscapes from a Pollinator’s Standpoint (3/4 CEU)
Using Trees and Shrubs to Conserve Energy (3/4 CEU)

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) CEUs

GCSAA Approved Education Points available at Northern Green 2019.  Copies of the Approval Code Notice attendance sheet with each day’s code to submit to GCSAA will be available at the MGCSA Booth each day.